INBRE Scholars -- Meet Megan Uehling

July 02, 2012

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Megan Uehling
Twenty-eight students from nine different undergraduate and community college programs have joined the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program this summer.

The program was created to:

  • Expose students to serious biomedical research;
  • Build a statewide biomedical research infrastructure between undergraduate and graduate institutions; and
  • Strengthen each undergraduate institution's infrastructure and increase its capacity to conduct cutting-edge biomedical and behavioral research.

Below, we get to know more about INBRE scholar Megan Uehling.


  • Name: Megan Uehling
  • Hometown: Omaha
  • School: Doane College

I had to know how and why everything worked. This innate sense of curiosity was encouraged by both my parents and science teachers who challenged me to think outside the box and expand my knowledge of the world around me. By the time I graduated middle school, I knew that science was what I wanted to do with my life.

One of the many things I love about science is the endless opportunities it presents. Upon graduating from college, I have the option of doing research, working in industry, becoming a doctor, etc. Prior to the INBRE Program, I was set on going to medical school and becoming a pediatrician. I choose to participate in this program because I wanted to explore every possible option before making my decision.

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