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  1. Thank you for all the helpful input, everyone. I appreciate it.
  2. My 11th grade daughter is dual enrolled at a local university and has been doing research in a genetics/genomics lab . She is thoroughly enjoying it and the experience is confirming her interest in biological research as a career. She says that long-term, she is interested in translational/applied biomedical research. I realize she is young and could certainly change her mind, but when considering potential colleges (undergrad), I was wondering how much we should target colleges that look like they could provide undergraduate research opportunities that are more biomedical/translational. Opinions?
  3. Advice for high schooler working in research lab?

    This is the primary reason as far as I'm concerned! I'll PM you.
  4. Advice for high schooler working in research lab?

    Thanks! Now that you mention it, I remember him telling her that if she wasn't there and he needed to know what she had been doing, he should be able to know by looking at her lab notebook.
  5. Next week my daughter (grade 11) will be starting work in the research lab of a biology professor at the university where she is dual enrolled. If all goes well, she will be able to continue through the next two years until she graduates high school. It sounds like in the beginning she will be working more with the PI, who wants her to start this summer because he is more available; I expect that later she may be working more with his grad students. Does anyone have advice for her on interacting with the PI and PhD students, what to do/not do in order to integrate well into the lab, etc.? When she asked the professor, he said "communication and responsibility--be there when you say you will, and if you're not sure about something, always ask, don't guess." I thought that was great, but wanted to see if any of you had anything to add. She has taken two semesters of biology for science majors at the university, but this will be her first time in a research lab. We are excited for the opportunity, as she is interested in pursuing a career in biological or biomedical research. Research in the lab involves evolutionary genetics and genomics of flour beetles and horned beetles.