“Working in the lab can sometimes be like trying to catch a black cat in a dark room,” says Nata Dudkina '18, a biochemistry major and native of Azerbaijan who’s worked in Professor Severin Schneebeli’s lab since her junior year.

Alongside undergraduate and graduate students, Dudkina investigated the properties of “the chemistry beyond the bond,” a relatively new field called supramolecular chemistry, building new, interesting molecular structures. Because of her experience in the lab, Dudkina applied to chemistry Ph.D. programs and will attend Yale in the fall.

“My research involvement in Professor Schneebeli’s group has been a life-changing experience, and that’s not an exaggeration. I’ve never felt as intellectually involved as I am right now.” Watch Nata discuss her UVM experience.


Kevin Coburn