Science Leader Erick Argueta '12
Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island
Connecticut College Major: Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Summer 2011 - BioSTEP, Yale University, researching polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys.
Summer 2010 - Joined a research group with more than 30 PhD students from all over Europe at one of the United Kingdom's leading universities, the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, examining nanometrology: the science of locating and pinpointing molecules on a scale invisible to microscopes
Academic Year Research
As a freshman, worked with Dr. David Lewis conducting physical chemistry research
Conferences Attended/Poster Presented
Summer 2010 - Presented his research, "Detection of Specific Biomarkers within Single Cells using SERRS and Nanosensing," at the American Chemical Society national meeting and exposition in Boston, Mass.
"I'm glad to be a Science Leader. Not only has it given me the opportunity to form network ties with students that share many of the same career and life goals as I do, but it has also provided me with a wonderful blend of academia and research pivotal to my undergraduate experience at Connecticut College."