At prestigious labs around the country, W&L students have pushed themselves and the frontiers of science in the quest to find a cure for a rare disease.
Deepthi Thumuluri '20 won a Virginia Academy of Sciences grant to continue her research into the relationship between diet-induced obesity, exercise and the gut microbiome.
Megan Engeland '19 spent her summer in a research laboratory in the psychology department at the University of Sydney in Australia.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed Midha Ahmad '21 and Sawera Khan '21 to spend the summer in Pakistan, where they compared alternative medicine to traditional treatment.
Erin An '19 has spent time this summer researching immunotherapy treatments for pediatric cancer at the University of Virginia.
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Elmes taught at Washington and Lee University for 40 years until his retirement in 2007.
The NSF only funds about 11,000 of the 40,000 proposals it receives annually for research, education and training projects.
Andrew Mah ’18 has spent his undergraduate career studying the circadian rhythms of spiders.
Uma Sarwadnya '19 knew she wanted to be a doctor her whole life. What she didn't know was how many unique opportunities she would find at W&L to support her journey — including a project with ants.
Jackson Roberts '19 had the opportunity to intern in Quito, Ecuador, exploring local customs, becoming part of the community, and learning the ins and outs of healthcare.
Shadowing surgeons in Thailand made neuroscience major Emily Ellis '18 even more excited about her chosen career path.
Hannah Palmatary '18 spent the summer discovering the ancient ruins of Greece, as well as her own talent and passion for creative writing.
A summer at UC San Diego gave Katie Volk '18 experience working in a big research environment
Shadowing doctors in Peru allowed Bryan D'Ostroph '19 to practice his Spanish and firm up future career plans in health care.
Jake Roberts' study abroad trip started with an earthquake, and ended with him finding a passion for public health.
Melina Knabe was inspired by her own bilingualism to study the effects of knowing two languages on the brain.
Meet Andrew Mah ‘18, an accomplished mathematician who found an unlikely passion - spiders!
Meet Tara Loughery, a junior who was considering going pre-med, but decided to pursue a different path after the STEM Career Trip to Richmond.
Meet Andy Cuthbert '18, a pre-med neuroscience major with a serious love of the outdoors.
Henry Eugene King, professor emeritus of psychology at Washington and Lee University, died on Oct. 31, at his home in Lexington, Virginia.
The neuroscience major and philosophy minor will use her $500 research grant to fund her senior honors thesis.
Johnson Opportunity Grant Takes Rachel Solomon '16 to Argentina for Medical Fieldwork