Chelsea Presents at Research Day at the Capitol

20160315_1056051 [2502701]Our undergraduate researcher, Chelsea Titus,  was in Jefferson City, MO on Tuesday March 4th 2016 to present her research at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol!

“The purpose of this event is to demonstrate to lawmakers in Jefferson City the unique opportunities undergraduate students have to participate with faculty in research at the University of Missouri.  Many lawmakers do not differentiate between regional colleges and public research universities, and this opportunity is meant to showcase the undergraduate researchers and help make the distinction.  This event also underscores higher education’s role in developing educated citizens and preparing a work force with the necessary skills to further the economic growth of the state.” – From the University of 20160315_120727 [2502702]Missouri office of undergraduate research.

Chelsea’s research  investigates the evolutionary history of Lorisidae primates (Arctocebus, Loris, Nycticebus, andPerodicticus) and its relationship to genes that influence coat color and patterning.To learn more about Chelsea and her ongoing research activities click here!

We at the Eggert lab are so proud of Chelsea and her accomplishments in her research!