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William Mosenthal '11

William Mosenthal '11, of Norwich, VT, has been awarded one of 24 undergraduate research fellowships by the American Physiological Society (APS). Fellowship winners spend the summer in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member. Now in its 11th year, this program aims to excite and encourage students about careers in biomedical research. There were 73 applicants for the 2010 fellowships.

Mosenthal's research host is Assistant Professor of Biology Ana Estevez. He is a biology major, a member of the campus EMS team and a member of the leadership honorary Omicron Delta Kappa. Mosenthal was awarded a Tanner Fellowship in 2009, allowing him to participate in an internship in a physiology lab at Dartmouth Medical School. He is also a member of the track team. Mosenthal graduated from Hanover High School, in Hanover, NH.

Selection of participants was based upon academic merit, the perceived quality of the proposed experience and the availability of appropriate faculty mentors. Special consideration was given to applicants whose socioeconomic background, access to educational opportunities, and other life experiences suggest that they would especially benefit from this type of program.

Each fellow receives a $4,000 stipend to cover living expenses during the 10-week fellowship. Fellows also will receive an additional $1,300 in travel funds to present their research at the Experimental Biology 2011 meeting in Washington, DC, which is expected to attract nearly 14,000 scientists.

During the program, each fellow will participate in hands-on research experience in the lab of an established investigator learning to develop a hypothesis, design and troubleshoot experiments, collect and analyze data, write up and present results. They will have opportunities to network with other undergraduates interested in biomedical research, to explore the nature of research and how scientists think about their specific question, to explore career options and what it takes to be successful in those careers, and have their career questions answered by members of the Career Opportunities in Physiology Committee.

Research Opportunities for Students

Posted: April 15, 2010

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