Thanks to CURF, my summer working with Dr. Nicholas Betley in the Department of Biology was an incredible learning experience! By participating in PURM, I learned how research projects are conducted, and my interests in neuroscience and biology became more solidified as I am planning to major in the Biological Basis of Behavior. Through my projects working with mice, I learned about the anatomy and biology of the gastrointestinal tract and how it interacts with the brain, but I also acquired fundamental lab skills, like pipetting, creating solutions, and recording and analyzing data. I would be more than happy to answer any questions about getting involved with research at Penn, as I want every student to have the opportunity to find what they are interested in just as I had!
- Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring (PURM) Program, Dr. J. Nicholas Betley, 2018