Mentors at a university medical campus are growing future scientists by encouraging their research on topics such as blood clotting disorders, the effect of airborne diseases on the central nervous system, and mutations in small plants.
17 high school students have been working with the mentors at Washington University. The findings will be presented to the research community and showcase soon to be published papers. The hope is to encourage further research, and stimulate young people to become scientists.
Cameron Banks is one of the students who has been working with researcher Joshua Muia on questions about blood clotting disorders.
“Now that I’ve gotten in to see the research world, I want to do this more throughout my life,” Cameron said. “I’ve always wanted to go into medicine and be a neurologist and maybe do some research on disorders like Alzheimer’s. I didn’t understand what research really was until now.”