|Maggie Linn Bartlett|
They are called INBRE scholars and are part of the largest grant in UNMC history.
Today we feature Maggie Linn Bartlett, a junior majoring in biotechnology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
What should we know about you?
I am co-author of two papers that were published this year: "Detection and Quantitative Assay of 2-ThioBarbituric Acid From Inert Solid and Solubilized Samples by Spectrometer," accepted Jan. 7 and published by Environmental Science: An Indian Journal; and "Detection and Quantitative Analysis for 2-ThioBarbituric Acid Utilizing Uv-Visible Spectrophotometer," accepted Feb. 16 and published by the American Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
In the second grade, we took field trips to a local pond and took samples to examine. I continued the practice and would conduct experiments of my own.
What is it about science that excites you?
Curiosity has always been my crutch. Defining what is undefined is both intriguing and challenging, and I like being put up to the task.
Will you pursue a career in science?
I absolutely will pursue a career in science. I aspire to obtain my Ph.D. in either vision science, evolutionary biology, or a combination of the two. One day I will run my own laboratory after many years in school and training, and with some luck along the way I may help the science world with my efforts.
Why is it important to have programs like INBRE?
Programs like INBRE are extremely important because, for people who are seriously considering biomedical research, it gives them a "trial run" at the whole process. It's a long enough time frame, with real hands-on experiments and top-notch mentoring that gives insight into what the future holds. For some, it gives them a glimpse into a world they weren't quite anticipating and helps them prepare for the next step in their career path.