Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Majors: Cellular Biology, Psychology
College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Career goals: Attend medical school and become a physician
Extracurricular activities: Volunteering at Piedmont Regional Hospital; participating in Shop with a Bulldawg and UGA Miracle; also starting a stress relief club for college students
Class of 2022
Rachel conducted faculty-mentored laboratory research on the factors affecting dopaminergic neural regeneration in planarians.
"The Experiential Learning Scholarship allowed me to participate in cutting edge research and helped me gain valuable out-of-the-classroom knowledge. I learned how to be a good scientist, coworker, and creative thinker."
"This semester in Dr. Rachel Roberts-Galbraith's lab has been transformative. My project involved the cloning and characterization of several genes thought to affect dopaminergic neurons in the planarian, a worm with regenerative powers. The knowledge gained from dopaminergic neuron research can be translated to Parkinson's Disease research. I am thankful to have gained knowledge that I would not get in the typical classroom setting."
EL Scholarship Recipient