Danielle Clifford | St. Lawrence University Biology

Danielle Clifford

Danielle Clifford
Class year: 
Esperance, NY
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

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.