On Thursday June 25, Dr. Melissa Davis will share her career and her insights on MD/PhD program. Dr. Davis is a native of Albany, Georgia. Her interest in the field of genetics was sparked by a summer research program at The Ohio State University, where she conducted spinal cord regeneration studies in Dr. Roy A. Tassava’s Lab in the department of Molecular Genetics. After her undergraduate studies were complete at Albany State University, Dr. Davis completed her Ph.D. in the department of genetics at UGA in 2003.
The REU program will provide an interdisciplinary research experience at the interface of micro-/nano-technology and biomedicine to undergraduate students from other institutions, leveraging the diverse interdisciplinary expertise, resources, and training opportunities in this area at University of Georgia (UGA).
Students will participate in interdisciplinary research projects that apply micro-/nano-technology to specific biomedical questions. Each REU student will be co-mentored by paired faculty from the nanotechnology and biomedical disciplines on a collaborative research project. In addition to a total-immersion, hands-on research experience, students will participate in enriching activities that will include ethics-in-science workshop; weekly career development seminars; research seminars; educational field trips; participation in conferences in nanotechnology and biomedicine.