Undergraduate Research

Megan Lulsdorf, Chemistry




“This co-op gave me the opportunity to gain experience in a lab with a purpose that was not purely academic, and it has helped me to formulate ideas about the career path I would like to take.”

"I had a great summer working in Prof. Jin Xu’s research lab. I helped run different analytical tests on proteins that our lab received from companies in the drug-development industry. These companies are developing cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and breast cancer, so participating in these endeavors has been a great opportunity. I learned how to use chromatographic equipment, how to research relevant materials to assist lab members in writing reports, and I developed my scientific writing skills while summarizing the documents that I read in my research. This co-op gave me the opportunity to gain experience in a lab with a purpose that was not purely academic, and it has helped me to formulate ideas about the career path I would like to take."