Summer Research Assistant DFWI
"This is Rachael’s fourth summer working as a Research Assistant at the Darrin Freshwater Institute. During her first summer, she primarily worked in the Chem and Micro Labs for the offshoring and e-coli projects. In her second and third summer she spent the majority of her time working with on the Asian Clam eradication projects.
Rachael has continually maintained passion for Environmental sciences with particular interest in quantitative chemical analysis. As a Senior at St. Lawrence University, she is set to graduate in 2014 with a degree in Chemistry with certification from the American Chemical Society. She is the president of the SLU ACS chapter, where she’s participated in various activities to draw out scientific interest/awareness on campus and in the community. She thoroughly enjoys being an Organic Chemistry TA. Earlier in the summer Rachael will be conducting research as a SLU Fellow, studying the binding mechanism of Nogalamycin (a cancer drug) to DNA, under Dr. Samantha Glazier.
Outside of the world of science Rachael continually enjoys playing and writing her own music (she'll be graduating from SLU with a minor in Music as well). Additionally, she enjoys riding with the SLU cycling team, playing softball, and Frisbee during her free time!"