Lila Thornton

Rising Junior
Biology and Environmental Science
Duke University
CEINT Research Site: Meyer Lab- Duke University

The CEINT REU immediately appealed to me and not just because I'm studying environmental science and biology. The program presented a way for me to get involved in the research of an emerging technology that's quickly becoming a part of our everyday lives. What I'm most excited about is doing research that combines my interests in nanotechnology and toxicology. Granted, I didn't know a lot about nanoparticles before starting this program. After the first week, though, I'd say nanotechnology has definitely captivated my curiosity.