I am so grateful I discovered the MMG department when I was a sophomore. The amazing faculty and inspiring students really are a family, and it has been a great few years working with them. The MMG department has provided me with invaluable experiences to learn, teach, and pursue research, and I can't imagine my time at UVM without their guidance and support. Because of MMG's challenging program, I feel prepared in taking my next steps in the professional world. Many thanks to all the MMG staff who have created such a special learning environment, your students appreciate you more than you know.
Nathan graduated from Trinity College in 2006, with a BS in biology. He was then forced to choose between continuing his education, or becoming a professional rodeo clown. When asked to comment, he replied, "It was the best decision of my life." He entered the PhD program in the fall of 2007 with broad interests that encompass cell signalling, cancer biology, and protein function.