2017 Honor Society inductees S

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Rachel Savage, Wesleyan University Rachel Savage
Rachel Savage is a senior at Wesleyan University working in a biophysics lab. Her research project involves using fluorescent nucleoside probes to study the thermodynamic properties of DNA-four way junctions. Rachel grew up in Senegal and moved to Portland, Oregon for high school. She is the captain for her university’s varsity volleyball team. After graduating, she plans to spend a year studying and playing jazz piano. 

Andrew Schacht, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Andrew Schacht
Andrew Schacht discovered his passion for science when he took a chemistry class during his sophomore year of high school. He is majoring in biochemistry and microbiology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In his research, Andrew works with a family of putative transcription factors in Mycobacterium tuberculosis with Dr. Limei Zhang at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. On campus, he is a teaching assistant for a genetics class and a math/science tutor for students at a local high school. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and mountaineering. After graduating, Andrew plans to pursue a Ph.D. in immunology or infectious disease. His career goal is to conduct research on pathogens at the Centers for Disease Control.

Christian Schreib, Trinity University

Melissa Sleda, Lawrence Technological University Melissa Sleda
Melissa Sleda has been interested in science since middle school. She is involved in several science outreach programs including planning and running a science night for elementary school students. She is the co-founder and current president of the ASBMB student chapter at her school. On campus, she is a tutor for science courses and is involved in the student chapter of the American Chemical Society, the Women's bowling team and Kappa Beta Gamma sorority. Melissa plans to attend a graduate school for epidemiology or microbiology. The student chapters program has helped her become more active on her campus and has provided her with many opportunities to improve her career.

Skyler Smith, University of Arizona Skyler Smith
Skyler Smith works in a plant pathology lab doing research on a pectin-degrading fungal virulence factor called P2c. His research interests include genetic engineering and structural biology. His goal is to enroll in a graduate program that is relevant to his research interests.

Haleigh Sockwell, Stockton University