Paula graduates!

The Smith Lab’s very first REU student, Paula Nolte, graduated from Hope college!! She plans to work in the field of Microbiology for a bit, before applying to graduate school to study Microbiology in more depth. Paula did an excellent job studying tardigrade embryos during her time in The Smith …

Mandy and Raul present their research at the 2020 Southeast SACNAS regional meeting!

They both did fantastic jobs presenting posters at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) meeting in Gainesville. Mandy, Raul, and Frank had a great time talking to students and faculty from many institutions that were in attendance, and learned about some very exciting …

Frank receives an NSF grant!!

This grant will fund Frank’s NSF proposal RUI: Investigating tardigrade development to unravel the evolution of animal body plans. It provides three years of funding. The funding will open up many research opportunities for undergraduate students at UNF, and undergrads that visit the Smith Lab over the summer through the REU …

Mandy was chosen to represent UNF as an undergraduate researcher!

Mandy is only one of four undergraduate students that have been chosen to represent UNF at this year’s Undergraduate Research Posters at the Capitol event in Tallahassee.  Each university in Florida’s state university system can only send a select few students to this event. So, this is quite an honor. …

Ariana won an award!!!

Ariana won a Travel to Present research Award from the Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Connecticut. This will help support her travel to the upcoming Society for Integrative Biology meeting in Austin, TX. She will be presenting research from her visit to the Smith Lab last summer. …