Tessa Kovats joins us from Virginia Tech University where she is a rising junior majoring in Biological Sciences & Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise. Tessa is working with Dr. Lopes to optimize the isolation of stromal vascular fraction cells from the knee fat pad for conducting flow cytometry analysis of the changes in cell populations following exercise. She’s one-in-a-million–just like the cells we’re looking for!
Evan McKinnis is a recent graduate of Classen SAS High School and will be matriculating into the BA/MD degree program at UMKC this Fall. He joins us this summer as a Fleming Scholar and is working with Dr. Donovan to quantify the effect of a high fat diet on mitochondrial lysine acetylation using confocal microscopy. Evan’s work so far is spot-on!
Hannah Taff is a rising senior at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Hannah is a Biology Major working in the lab through the Native American Research Center for Health program through OUHSC. She’s a runner, and she’s making amazing strides on her project studying the effect of exercise, genetics, and diet on knee fat pad morphology in mice artificially selected to be marathon mice.