DNA Intercalation

My name is Auden Wilson and I am a rising sophomore. I first started working in the Pollock lab last spring semester, but this is my first summer term. We are researching novel anticancer drugs that potentially interact with DNA. DNA interactions are the mechanism...

Cell Viability Assay

I currently work with T47D cells, which are cells that are used in breast cancer research. I am excited to work in this lab and make progress toward effective photoactivated chemotherapy because it is a non-invasive form of cancer treatment with few side effects....

The Human Brain on Cannabis

The first time I was exposed to cannabis I was ten years old and walking with my dad back to our car in a parking garage in downtown Richmond. As we walked into the garage I was greeted by a wall of an overwhelming smell, and I promptly blurted out loud that I hate...

Graduating Senior – Peace Nyeche

The last, but not least, of the Pollock lab research students graduating in 2022 is Peace Nyeche. Although it has been a little while since she worked in the lab (thank you, pandemic), she was such a force when she actively involved. She worked on the joint project...

Summer Research 2022

We are officially on day 3 of the summer research period! I have 4 remarkable students – Hannah, Auden, Briseily, and Sonia – who will be pushing back the frontiers of science alongside me this summer. It is a strange summer for me because it is the first...

Graduating Senior – Cathy Bayas

The next graduating senior is BMB major, Catherine (Cathy) Bayas. I was so proud that she was awarded the most outstanding BMB major this year at our awards ceremony. In my nomination of her for this award, I discussed how she worked on three projects throughout her...

Graduating Senior – Sydney Robinson

Sydney Robinson is a graduating BMB major that I have known since her second semester at UR. She is a part of a special group of students that I taught in organic I, organic II, biochemistry, and biochemistry lab. When you teach students in so many courses, you really...
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