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Shaunna’s Info

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  • Project Title: Design of Iron(II) Selective Optical Sensors
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Class Year: 2015

Research experiences molded Shaunna’s skills for grad school

“The CURCA award and presenting at the Celebration of Academic Excellence were valuable experiences in scientific writing and presentation.”

The CURCA award was part of my undergraduate research experience with Prof. Janet Morrow. My project focused on the synthesis and characterization of new fluorescent sensors for iron(II), an important analyte in a number of disease pathologies. This research experience sparked my interest in the field of bioinorganic chemistry, an area where I continue to do research as a PhD Candidate in Chemistry at Northwestern University. Applying for the CURCA award and presenting at the Celebration of Academic Excellence were valuable experiences in scientific writing and presentation, especially to broad audiences. Working in the Morrow Group not only developed my passion for research, but also taught me the communication skills necessary to thrive in graduate school.

Last updated: October 16, 2018 11:24 am EST