Abigail recently served a year as the president of the Student Undergrad Research Group Exchange (SURGE) at Stern College. As president of SURGE, she helped to orchestrate events for students to present their scientific research in non-stressful situations, allowing them to learn the correct format for presenting, while also gaining confidence in their skills. Abigail recently presented her own research project that she completed this summer.
Abigail assisted with research for the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine at Rutgers University, on a project to record the sleep cycle of fruit flies in order to learn more about circadian rhythm. Abigail worked with of Dr. Isaac Edery, who assisted in the lab of Dr. Michael Rosbash, one of the three winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine this year!
In addition to her great work conducting and facilitating scientific research, Abigail has also been the captain of the soccer team at Stern for the past two years. She says that she embraces the challenge of balancing all of these activities at once, and that she performs better when she is working to make it all fit in her schedule.
Abigail is a senior, and is preparing to graduate this January with a bachelor's degree in biology.