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Lauren Depa

Junior, Neuroscience major

Research Mentor: Dr. John McCarthy


I enjoy research because.... "I am constantly learning something new and challenging my critical thinking skills! I enjoy taking the knowledge I've learned in classes a step further and applying it in the lab! It's so exciting analyzing the data you've worked hard to collect and seeing significant results!"


How did you first get interested in undergraduate research at UK?

"Sophomore year"


How long have you been engaged in undergraduate research?

"A little over a year and a half"


What has been the most exciting aspect of your research so far?

"Traveling to Boston to present my first poster at the National Collegiate Research Conference at Harvard University!"


What advice would you give to other UK students thinking about doing research?

"There are so many opportunities and areas at UK! It is such a rewarding experience and an amazing way to get involved!!"