Matt Dort ('09) reports to us that he has successfully completed the first semester of a masters program in the Department of Animal and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. Matt is studying Animal Science with a concentration in Genetics and doing research with Dr. H.C. Liu on the role that microRNAs play in the development of the immune system.
Matt credits his Ashland courses for preparing him well for his graduate work, and advises current students to pursue undergraduate research opportunities.
A number of Ashland science students have gravitated towards the North Carolina Research Triangle. Toxicology majors Daphne Guinn and Phillip Wages took part in a summer research program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where 2001 Biology/Chemistry double major Josh Grieger earned his PhD and is now a research associate at the Gene Therapy Center.
You can keep in touch with many of these alumni and current students by joining our Ashland University Science Network on Linkedin.