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#IAmScience Wes Warren

#IAmScience Wes Warren

By Erica Overfelt | Bond LSC When you walk into Wes Warren’s office you may notice the Charles Darwin bobble head, or the platypus on the cover of Nature magazine or even the shelf of colorful books in the corner. At every glance, you’ll probably see a picture of a different kind of animal. Animals…

#IAmScience Bing Yang

#IAmScience Bing Yang

By Erica Overfelt | Bond LSC Rice ties together much of Bing Yang’s life. From his childhood in China where his father farmed the crop to more than 20 years of research on the staple, it’s more than just food. “Rice by itself is the major crop in the world,” said Yang, one of Bond…

#IAmScience Brittany Cruzan

#IAmScience Brittany Cruzan

By Erica Overfelt | Bond LSC When Brittany Cruzan does her laundry, she can’t stop thinking about science. “Science controls our everyday life,” Cruzan said. “Coffee, tea, the way you cut your hair, it’s all science. I’ve liked science since I was a kid. I am obsessed with knowing how things work. I don’t care…

#IAmScience Gilberto Perez

#IAmScience Gilberto Perez

By Erica Overfelt | Bond LSC Research is like a puzzle, and figuring out how the pieces fit together is Gilberto Perez’s favorite part of research. “In research you have to think about the steps,” Perez said. “Most likely, I’m not going to complete the puzzle in my lifetime, but it will help someone else…

#IAmScience Alex Marx

#IAmScience Alex Marx

By Erica Overfelt | Bond LSC Sometimes there’s a deeper meaning behind why we do the things we do. Whether it be what we study, or research, the meaning is always there. Alex Marx always knew he would go into medicine, but didn’t expect to do research. Growing up with two parents who are in…

#IAmScience Chase Heim

#IAmScience Chase Heim

By Erica Overfelt | Bond LSC Chaise Heim wasn’t reluctant in his pursuit of science. In high school, a program called Triple E gave him his first major exposure to his desired career in the form of an internship. That led him to David Emerich’s lab in MU’s biochemistry department where he spent a cumulative…

#IAmScience Rebecca Craigg

#IAmScience Rebecca Craigg

By Erica Overfelt | Bond LSC Being involved in research changes perspective in and out of the lab. Senior Rebecca Craigg came to college thinking science always had an answer. “When I came in as a freshman I thought everything should work,” Craigg said. “If you do an experiment you should get a result. Now,…

#IAmScience Skyler Kramer

#IAmScience Skyler Kramer

Senior Skyler Kramer has spent each year of college in a different lab, he currently works in the Sumner Lab at Bond LSC. | photo by Erica Overfelt, Bond LSC By Erica Overfelt | Bond LSC College is a time of finding yourself and finding what you actually want to do. For senior Skyler Kramer,…

#IAmScience Gabriela Akrap

#IAmScience Gabriela Akrap

By Erica Overfelt | Bond LSC Being the youngest person in the lab has opened the eyes of this English, German and Croatian speaking undergrad. Research was not always on senior Gabriela Akrap’s mind, until Ruthie Angelovici told her to apply for REU (Research Experience for undergrads). Being accepted started two months in Angelovici’s lab…

BPA research brings clarity to chemical’s influence on genes

BPA research brings clarity to chemical’s influence on genes

Cheryl Rosenfeld recently worked with the FDA to study genetic effects of BPA. Her results were published in Epigenetics in July 2018. photo by Roger Meissen | Bond LSC By Roger Meissen | Bond LSC After a decade of work, Cheryl Rosenfeld is no stranger to bisphenol A (BPA), and her most recent study challenges…