The UVM MMG department has had a huge positive impact on my academic growth. I believe that the quality not quantity of people makes this program stand out amongst others. The quality of the teachers in this department make learning more interactive and exciting then your standard textbook driven college class. In my experience, I was always able to talk to a professor about a subject and receive ample help and even further insight, showing how dedicated they are to helping their students succeed. The quality of the material presented in the MMG department also strongly supports the superiority of this program. Courses are challenging in a good way and maintain accuracy by including topics relevant to new scientific research as well as "hot health topics" in the media. In conclusion I feel this program has definitely prepared me to my fullest potential to take on the next step in my academic career, graduate school, and set me apart from other candidates.
Jacqueline grew up in Canada and graduated from the University of Toronto with an H.B.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. She joined the Ward lab in 2008 and is studying the regulation of the Toxoplasma gondii myosin motor complex by myosin light chain-1, and how small molecules can affect the invasion and motility of the parasite. Outside of the lab, she likes to read and bake yeasted and naturally leavened breads.