Thursday, July 12, 2012

Forensics major attends national toxicology science meeting

Forensic biology major Lynette Vana recently attended the annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology in San Francisco after receiving a travel grant from the society.  The grant was part of a program for undergraduate science students to introduce them to careers in toxicology.  The society paid for Lynette's travel and housing at the meeting as well as registration costs, and Lynette was assigned a sponsor who mentored her during the meeting.  There were also opportunities to meet with representatives from graduate school programs and see presentations on the latest research in toxicology.

Lynette developed her own independent research project during a summer internship with WIL Research Laboratories here in Ashland, Ohio, and is continuing that project with Dr. Mason Posner in AU's own research labs.  She recently presented results from her research at the annual meeting of the Ohio Academy of Sciences held here on the Ashland campus.

If you are interested in attending a future meeting of the Society of Toxicology you can find information on this and other travel grants here.  Applications are typically due October 9th for the 2013 meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

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