Student Research Panel
Thinking about taking on a research project?
Want to know the benefits to your resume and career?
Can't figure out how to find a research mentor?
This panel discussion includes Montclair State student researchers
Where And When
- Thursday, October 12
- 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- CELS Building, Room 207
- Open to all students
What Will I Get?
- Become An Expert: By engaging in research as a student you can better understand the research you are learning about in class and publications. This type of specialization can benefit you in your future classes or career.
- Connections With Your Faculty: Many of our faculty are very passionate about their research. Getting involved in a faculty members research program will not only bring you close the faculty member, but you might also learn the skills needed to be a successful scientific writer or data analyst.
- Advance Your Career: You might discover your passion for research and the benefits of continuing research through graduate school or faculty position. The techniques you learn in being a student research can transfer to virtually any other field.
Daniel Gomez is currently a Senior working on his Bachelor's Degree in Biology at Montclair State University. During his Junior year, he was selected by Kelly Patterson to help out in the Vivarium. In the vivarium, he makes sure that the mice and fish are properly fed, observes their overall health, and maintains a hygienic environment. Daniel looks forward to pursuing a career in Veterinary Medicine. Additionally, Daniel has also worked alongside Dr. Lisa Hazard, in gathering field samples of tadpoles for Dr. Hazard's research of Ranavirus.
Dylan Jones is 2nd year biology with a concentration in ecology and evolution Masters student as well as a graduate assistant for the biology department at Montclair State University. His graduate research consists of studying saline behavior aversion in Wood Frogs under Dr. Lisa Hazard. After his Masters, he hopes to continue his ecological studies with the pursuit of a Ph.D. program.
Veronica R. Barrios is a Doctoral Candidate in Family Science and Human Development at Montclair State University. She holds a MA degree in Forensic Psychology and Counseling and is now studying sexual abuse disclosure, sex worker prevention and intervention, and urban youth empowerment, among other areas.
Tori Zirul began her academic career as a double major in Fine Arts and Social Work. However, over time she came to appreciate the basic construct of life and how things function on a microscopic level. As her intellectual endeavors evolved she realized there is nothing more creative than life; science became her muse. After switching to the sciences, she fell in love with the little things – molecular biology. She is currently in Montclair State University’s Master’s Program in Molecular Biology and working towards applying to Ph.D. programs invirology. Research has combined her love for detail, creativity, and passion for acquiring and contributing to the wealth of knowledge.