More than 60 sophomores and juniors spent the summer in research labs alongside UofL scientists, and were able to present their research projects at a poster session earlier this month.
More than 60 sophomores and juniors spent the summer in research labs alongside UofL scientists, and were able to present their research projects at a poster session earlier this month.

Sixty-six college sophomores and juniors spent much of the summer working with faculty on various research projects as part of UofL’s Summer Research Program.

Most of the students came from UofL, but about one-third of them came from other schools, including from as far away as Japan. Their research projects focused everything from chemistry and physiology to engineering and molecular genetics.

The students were able to present their research at a poster session earlier this month. 

“This is our next generation of researchers. It gives them opportunities for students both at the University of Louisville and across the country to carry out their own research projects in faculty laboratories,” said David Hein, professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology. “We hope this experience will enable all of the students to be scientifically literate and to strongly consider a career in biomedical sciences.”

Watch below for more information about the program and the students involved: 

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Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.