This summer I am working on a fellowship with Dr. Heckman to help determine the minimum effective subcutaneous dose of cerium oxide nanoparticles to treat mice with a model of multiple sclerosis. In doing so, I help clinically score mice to assess disease severity. I’m excited to look at macrophage and T-cell function using flow cytometry to help further understand the cellular mechanism of cerium oxide nanoparticles. This summer I am also applying to medical schools and hope to one day practice in a rural underserved area. When I am not in the lab, I enjoy biking and cooking with my wonderful townhouse mates. Next fall, I will continue my research doing an SYE project on multiple sclerosis treatment. Additionally, I am organizing an environmental chemistry workshop at SLU with SOAR, a program dedicated to helping retirees continue learning. In the past, I have been a teaching assistant and tutor for General Biology. This upcoming year, I am looking forward to being an Anatomy and Physiology teaching assistant and working with Dr. Erlichman and Dr. Kring, as well as working with Dr. Heckman on my SYE.
Ms. Danielle Clifford
Activities: American Chemical Society (Co-president), Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society (Historian), Pre-Health Club, Chi Omega Fraternity, Panhellenic Council (President) On campus employment: Biology tutor (sophomore year), Biology TA (junior year), Anatomy and Physiology TA, and Science Writing Center Tutor