NAME: Eric A. Simko
Holly Springs, PA
MAJOR: Biology with a Biotechnology concentration, Biochemistry minor
FAVORITE THING ABOUT SHIPPENSBURG:
Interactive undergraduate research.
TWO INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT ME:
I am the father of a two year old, and I'm into music (listening, going to concerts, etc.).
I am President and founder of the Scientific Research Forum, member of BioNerds and TriBeta.
Summer 2011, United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Disease (USAMRIID), working in a biochemistry lab with a research group developing drugs to treat smallpox infection.
STUDENT RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Investigating Rose Rosette Virus, the causative agen of Rose Rosette Disease, using molecular biology techniques under the guidance of Dr. William Patrie.
MOST MEANINGFUL LEARNING EXPERIENCE AT SHIP:
Interacting closely with faculty while learning how to perform independent research.
COMMUNITY SERVICE/VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:
I currently am a volunteer scientist at USAMRIID, where I continue the project I began during my summer internship.
WHAT I DO FOR FUN:
Spend time with my family, listen to music, go to concerts.
MY PLANS AFTER GRADUATION:
Attend grad school for my PhD in Microbiology or Biochemisty.