INBRE Scholars - Meet Tanner Johnson
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 Tanner Johnson.
- Name: Tanner Johnson
- Hometown: Elkhorn
- School: University of Nebraska at Omaha, majoring in biotechnology
Science is truly mind-blowing. From the large scale of the universe to the microscopic organisms, beauty and intricacy can be seen at every level.
I will most definitely pursue a career in science. After earning my undergraduate degree, I plan to attend UNMC to pursue either an M.D. or Ph.D. It is my hope to work to develop antibiotics, vaccines and other treatments against common ailments and I would also like to teach at a high academic level at some point.
INBRE is an extraordinary program that allows many students to get their first look at research and gain laboratory experience. The hands-on training it provides allow students to get an insight into the careers that medical research has to offer and opens up many different opportunities in the science field as well.