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Ryann Carpenter ’20 Receives Prestigious DAAD RISE Internship Carpenter will study in Lübeck, Germany, at the University of Lübeck. She will work in a lab that focuses on the dietary regulation of tissue circadian clock function in mice.

Ryann-Carpenter Ryann Carpenter ’20 Receives Prestigious DAAD RISE InternshipRyann Carpenter ’20

Ryann Carpenter ’20, a junior neuroscience major and German minor at Washington and Lee University, has earned a DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering), a German Academic Exchange Service internship, for the summer of 2019.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to be given this opportunity to do research in Germany and to be immersed in German culture,” said Carpenter. “I am also looking forward to doing research in another country. I am very excited to go somewhere new and work in a completely new environment.”

Carpenter will study in Lübeck, Germany, at the University of Lübeck. She will work in a lab that focuses on the dietary regulation of tissue circadian clock function in mice.

“During the internship, I will learn new lab techniques and skills that I would not have access to in other labs,” said Carpenter. “By participating in this lab, I will have the opportunity to learn about important research in endocrinology and interact with researchers from all over Europe. On top of that, I will improve my German speaking and comprehension skills, which will help me as I continue with my German minor.”

The DAAD RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. Students work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months during the summer.