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An overview of Physiology at the University of Otago.

News

14th August, 2017

Professor Colin Brown recognised by the British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN)

Prof Brown has been awarded the 2017 Mortyn Jones Memorial Medal, which is awarded annually by the BSN.

19th July, 2017

Congratulations to Daniel Barth, PhD

Our congratulations go to Daniel Barth on making the Health Sciences Divisional List of Exceptional Doctoral theses.

17th July, 2017

Associate Professor Ruth Empson awarded 2-year Neurological Foundation of NZ Project Grant

Congratulations to Associate Professor Ruth Empson who has been awarded a 2-year project grant ($193,844) for her project "Chloride Co-Transport - a Driving Force for Treating Human Cerebellar Ataxias”.

29th June, 2017

Winner of OMSRS Research Staff Speaker Awards from the Department of Physiology

Dr Carol Bussey was announced as the winner of 2017 Research Staff speaker award at the 239th Scientific Meeting of the Otago School of Medicine Research Society on 28th June.

23rd June, 2017

Two HRC Project Grants awarded to Physiology Professor

Congratulations to Professor Allan Herbison who is the recipient of two Health Research Council of NZ (HRC) Project Grants totalling almost $2.6 million.

Next Event

25th August, 2017

Professor Bjorn Knollman (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville)

 
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Hamish Aitken-Buck

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Joshua April

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Nikhil Arora

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Caitlin Arpel

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Aram Babakr

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Jan-Peter Baldin

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Daniel Barth

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown

Ethan Cain

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Jessica Calverley

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Akash Chakraborty

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Dhananjie Chandrasekera

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Mauro da Silva

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Lorna Daniels

Lorna Daniels

Emma Deeney

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Adam Denny

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Oby Ebenebe

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Caroline Focke

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Safina Gadeock

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Manju Ganesh

Manju Ganesh

Nilanjan Ghosh

Nilanjan Ghosh

Ash Gillon

Ash Gillon

Julia Gouws

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Matt Hall

Matt Hall

Sarah Holland

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Mohamed Ibrahim

Mohamed Ibrahim

Rachael Iremonger

Rachael Iremonger

Kevin Jagau

Kevin Jagau

Bradley Jamieson

Bradley Jamieson

Javier Jiminez Martin

Javier Jiminez Martin

Praghalathan Kanthakumar

Praghalathan Kanthakumar

Aaron Korpal

Aaron Korpal

Shalini Kumar

Shalini Kumar

Navneet Lal

Navneet Lal

Pinky Lal

Pinky Lal

Scott Lee

Scott Lee

Jason Lew

Jason Lew

Aline Loehfelm

Aline Loehfelm

Rachel Lund

Rachel Lund

Chris Marshall

Chris Marshall

Ryan McQuaig

Ryan McQuaig

Sama Mugloo

Sama Mugloo

Joshua Neale

Joshua Neale

Khanh Nguyen

Khanh Nguyen

Kathrine Nielsen

Kathrine Nielsen

Patrick O'Regan

Patrick O'Regan

Chidinma Okolo

Chidinma Okolo

Sajida Parveen

Sajida Parveen

Elliot Pilmore

Elliot Pilmore

Nima Purvis

Nima Purvis

Sahib Rasulov

Sahib Rasulov

Rebecka Raymond

Rebecka Raymond

Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy

Gaurav Samuel

Gaurav Samuel

Aisha Sati

Aisha Sati

Ramakanth Satthenapalli

Ramakanth Satthenapalli

Eugene Saw

Eugene Saw

Danielle Schafer

Danielle Schafer

Monique Scott

Monique Scott

Shervarn Sita

Shervarn Sita

Nathan Skinner

Nathan Skinner

Charlotte Steel

Charlotte Steel

Adam Ware

Adam Ware

Madelaine Williams

Madelaine Williams

Alex Wong

Alex Wong

Luke Worthington

Luke Worthington

Hamish Aitken-Buck

Hamish Aitken-Buck

BSc (Hons)

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: aitha973@student.otago.ac.nz

Joshua April

Joshua April

PGDipSci Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7316
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: aprjo818@student.otago.ac.nz

Nikhil Arora

Nikhil Arora

BBiomedSc(Hons)

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: aroni902@student.otago.ac.nz

Caitlin Arpel

Caitlin Arpel

BBiomedSc(Hons)

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: arpca186@student.otago.ac.nz

Aram Babakr

Aram Babakr

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: babar792@student.otago.ac.nz

Jan-Peter Baldin

Jan-Peter Baldin

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 6371
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: balja072@student.otago.ac.nz

Daniel Barth

Daniel Barth

PhD Student/Assistant Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 6371
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: barda933@student.otago.ac.nz

Thesis topic: Characterising the effect of shear force on the activity of epithelial sodium and acid sensing ion channels

Emily Brown

Emily Brown

BSc (Hons)

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: broem054@student.otago.ac.nz

Ethan Cain

Ethan Cain

PGDipSci Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: caiet395@student.otago.ac.nz

Jessica Calverley

Jessica Calverley

PGDipSci

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: calje300@student.otago.ac.nz

Akash Chakraborty

Akash Chakraborty

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7316
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: chaak871@student.otago.ac.nz

Dhananjie Chandrasekera

Dhananjie Chandrasekera

MSc Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7512
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: chadh653@student.otago.ac.nz

Mauro da Silva

Mauro da Silva

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3441
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: batma527@student.otago.ac.nz

Lorna Daniels

Lorna Daniels

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: danlo676@student.otago.ac.nz

Emma Deeney

Emma Deeney

BSc(Hons) NEUR

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7383
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: deeem152@student.otago.ac.nz

Adam Denny

Adam Denny

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: denad364@student.otago.ac.nz

Oby Ebenebe

Oby Ebenebe

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: ebeob062@student.otago.ac.nz

Caroline Focke

Caroline Focke

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3441
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: caroline.focke@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Safina Gadeock

Safina Gadeock

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4797316
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: gadsa622@student.otago.ac.nz

Thesis topic: The impact of NOD2 mutations associated with IBD on the properties of the intestinal epithelium

Manju Ganesh

Manju Ganesh

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 5210
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: ganma472@student.otago.ac.nz

Nilanjan Ghosh

Nilanjan Ghosh

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: ghoni716@student.otago.ac.nz

Ash Gillon

Ash Gillon

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7093
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: gilas992@student.otago.ac.nz

Julia Gouws

Julia Gouws

MSc Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 9016
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: gouju437@student.otago.ac.nz

Matt Hall

Matt Hall

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7316
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: halma582@student.otago.ac.nz

Sarah Holland

Sarah Holland

BSc(Hons) NEUR

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: holsa892@student.otago.ac.nz

Mohamed Ibrahim

Mohamed Ibrahim

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7337
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: ibrmo047@student.otago.ac.nz

Rachael Iremonger

Rachael Iremonger

BSc (Hons)

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: irera180@student.otago.ac.nz

Kevin Jagau

Kevin Jagau

BBiomedSc (Hons)

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: jagke109@student.otago.ac.nz

Bradley Jamieson

Bradley Jamieson

Research Assistant

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 9016
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: bradley.jamieson@otago.ac.nz

Javier Jiminez Martin

Javier Jiminez Martin

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 5201
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: jimja443@student.otago.ac.nz

Praghalathan Kanthakumar

Praghalathan Kanthakumar

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 5210
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: kanpr498@student.otago.ac.nz

Aaron Korpal

Aaron Korpal

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 3441
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: koraa786@student.otago.ac.nz

Thesis topic: Neurohumoral interactions in the development of hypertension

Shalini Kumar

Shalini Kumar

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3441
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: kumsh868@student.otago.ac.nz

Navneet Lal

Navneet Lal

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4794093
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: navneet.lal@otago.ac.nz

Pinky Lal

Pinky Lal

BSc (Hons)

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: lalpi755@student.otago.ac.nz

Scott Lee

Scott Lee

PGDipSci

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7512
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: leesa283@student.otago.ac.nz

Jason Lew

Jason Lew

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: lewka623@student.otago.ac.nz

Aline Loehfelm

Aline Loehfelm

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3441
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: loeal728@student.otago.ac.nz

Rachel Lund

Rachel Lund

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: lunra511@student.otago.ac.nz

Chris Marshall

Chris Marshall

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: march198@student.otago.ac.nz

Ryan McQuaig

Ryan McQuaig

BMedSc (Hons) Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7512
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: mcqry184@student.otago.ac.nz

Sama Mugloo

Sama Mugloo

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 6371
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: mugsa771@student.otago.ac.nz

Joshua Neale

Joshua Neale

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Khanh Nguyen

Khanh Nguyen

BbBiomedSc (Hons)

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: nguho784@student.otago.ac.nz

Kathrine Nielsen

Kathrine Nielsen

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: nieka168@student.otago.ac.nz

Patrick O'Regan

Patrick O'Regan

BSc (Hons)

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: orepa357@student.otago.ac.nz

Chidinma Okolo

Chidinma Okolo

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3572
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: okoch825@student.otago.ac.nz

Sajida Parveen

Sajida Parveen

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: parsa442@student.otago.ac.nz

Elliot Pilmore

Elliot Pilmore

MSc Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7316
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: pilel408@student.otago.ac.nz

Nima Purvis

Nima Purvis

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: purni733@student.otago.ac.nz

Thesis topic: Pathophysiology role of microRNAs in cardiac stem cells in regeneration of the diseased heart

Sahib Rasulov

Sahib Rasulov

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 6371
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: rasah673@student.otago.ac.nz

Rebecka Raymond

Rebecka Raymond

BSc (Hons) NEUR

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: rayre859@student.otago.ac.nz

Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: royra662@student.otago.ac.nz

Thesis topic: Cardiac modulation of cardiac sympathetic nerve activity (CSNA) following acute MI

Gaurav Samuel

Gaurav Samuel

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7316
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: samga593@student.otago.ac.nz

Thesis topic: The effect of NOD2 mutations on the response of intestinal epithelial cells to commensal bacteria

Aisha Sati

Aisha Sati

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 5210
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: satai881@student.otago.ac.nz

Ramakanth Satthenapalli

Ramakanth Satthenapalli

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7572
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: satve270@student.otago.ac.nz

Eugene Saw

Eugene Saw

PhD Student/Research Assistant

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7512
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: saweu240@student.otago.ac.nz

Danielle Schafer

Danielle Schafer

MSc Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3572
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: schda012@student.otago.ac.nz

Monique Scott

Monique Scott

PGDipSci

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7316
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: scomo001@student.otago.ac.nz

Shervarn Sita

Shervarn Sita

PGDipSci Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: sitsh786@student.otago.ac.nz

Nathan Skinner

Nathan Skinner

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: skina239@student.otago.ac.nz

Charlotte Steel

Charlotte Steel

BSc (Hons) NEUR

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: stech876@student.otago.ac.nz

Adam Ware

Adam Ware

Assistant Research Fellow/PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 6371
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: warad375@student.otago.ac.nz

Madelaine Williams

Madelaine Williams

BSc (Hons) NEUR

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: wilma157@student.otago.ac.nz

Alex Wong

Alex Wong

BBBiomedSc (Hons)

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3572
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: alexandergmwong@gmail.com

Luke Worthington

Luke Worthington

Research Assistant

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: luke.worthington@otago.ac.nz

My Summer Research Scholarship in the Department of Physiology was the highlight of my time at the University of Otago as I learnt many new skills, including how to carry out scientific research in a controlled manner, collecting and analyzing scientific data in an orderly fashion, and most importantly, learning to read and think critically.

Aye Thaung - Summer Research Student 2010/2011