My award from NIDA gave my research experience more validity and allowed me to get into other schools and labs. Having the experience of presenting at the NIDA at the NIH helped give me more confident in presenting. I felt motivated to continue pursuing a research career. -- Emory Payne
I'm no longer working in biology, but people are always happy to see I have worked in an original research project. -- Zohaib Majaz Moonis
About the Project:
After exposing Zebrafish embryos to increasing concentrations of ethanol (a pure form of alcohol), the team observed the health and function of pancreatic beta cells, which are needed to produce insulin.
Where Are They Now?
Emory Morris Payne
Undergraduate School: Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont
Graduate School: Applying to Grad School for a PhD in chemistry
Job: Works as a Lab assistant
Zohaib Majaz Moonis
Undergraduate School: New York University
- Major: Mathematics
- Minor: Music and Economic Theory
Graduate School: Applying for Masters in Financial Engineering