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June 15, 2016

Undergraduate student Melissa Riley receives research fellowship

Submitted by Taylor Richter

Melissa Riley, an undergraduate student in animal sciences and industry has been selected as a 2016 Integrative Organismal Systems Physiology Fellow. Riley is one of only four students chosen nationwide for this fellowship. Fellowship winners spend the summer in the laboratory of an established scientist and American Physiological Society member.

Bruce Schultz, interim department head and professor of anatomy and physiology, serves as Riley's mentor.

Fellows are selected based on academic merit, the quality of the proposed experience and the availability of appropriate faculty mentors. Riley will participate participate in hands-on research and learn to develop a hypothesis, design and troubleshoot experiments, collect and analyze data, and write and present results.