Teresa Logan Class of 2010
High school: Ransom Everglades High School
College: Yale University
Scholarships/awards: Named a National Merit Finalist. Designated Tier 1 in NASA's DIME program for high school students; essentially chosen to do a capillary action experiment in a 2.2 second drop tower at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.


Anticipated major: Undecided, but considering molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, computer science and psychology, or international studies. Will definitely take a pre-med track.

Internship benefits: Over the summer of my internship, I was able to do more than just explore molecular biology - a field that I was interested in. I met some really great people on the autism genetics team at the HIHG. Tony mentored me in part by having me read current genetics research papers every day and then discussing those research discoveries with him. We also talked a lot about school and life after it; and I would say that getting this sort of personalized attention from top-notch scientists was one of my favorite parts of the program. The internship exposed me to bioinformatics. I was able to see firsthand how the simple coding that I studied in high school could be a powerful tool for analyzing extensive high-tech next-generation sequencing output files. It was really cool to look at the future of genetics and the role of computer science in that future.

 

Advice for incoming interns: Sometimes genetics terminology and concepts can get confusing! Don't be afraid to ask questions about what you don't understand - everyone in the HIHG is really nice and will definitely be willing to help explain things to you.

 

 

 

Yates Brown Class of 2010
High School: Ransom Everglades High School
College: Vanderbilt University
Anticipated major: Business with a minor in biology

Internship benefits: The internship benefited me in many ways. The internship greatly strengthened my knowledge of the core concepts of genetics that I had first studied in AP biology. In addition, I gained firsthand knowledge of what it takes to be a researcher in the field of genetics. I enjoyed working with the people in the lab, most notably Martin, the post-doc I was assigned to work with. Their knowledge and dedication was incredibly inspiring.

 

Advice for incoming interns: If you are unsure about the task you are assigned to do or if you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask.