Julia Ziebro is a chemistry major performing research in the lab of Michael Guy. Her research efforts have explored examination of tRNA purification and modifications with a variety of techniques, with the goal to explore genetic mutations that could be involved in developmental disabilities.

Professor Guy indicates that Julia “is a truly remarkable scientist who has the drive, research skills, and intelligence to have a successful career as a research scientist.” She has made research presentations at local and regional scientific meetings (including last year’s RNA Rustbelt conference) and plans on conducting research abroad this summer.

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For the last four years around 60 students on average have engaged in research projects directed by faculty mentors. With faculty assistance, students have secured nearly $4M over the last six years alone! Their work is conducted in modern labs with more than $2M of instrumentation rarely found at similar institutions.


Chemistry faculty members are active in research. To learn about ongoing projects you can participate in, speak with the faculty or click on the button below.