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Summer Undergraduate Research

Chestertown is a terrific place to spend your summer. There’s mass spectrometry analysis and DNA cloning by day, and softball games with your professors and fellow researchers after lab.

Students routinely work in the labs of the Toll Science Center throughout the academic year. But we turn the heat up for a handful of young scientists who spend their summers in Chestertown. Eshan Patel ’13 was a lead author on a research paper published in one of the nation’s most respected toxicology journals—research that originated at Washington College. Some students track turtles by radiotransmitter to learn where they go once their habitat is destroyed. Others are investigating the cognitive effects of concussion.