The summer of Jane Kruskop’s sophomore year, she was in the lab studying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), thanks to an Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award (UTRA). The next fall, she joined Anne Hart's ALS lab as a volunteer research assistant.
“Dr. Hart has been a wonderful mentor for me,” says Jane, “making time to regularly check in to make sure I'm understanding what's going on in lab, making a space for me to ask questions and being open to talking about grad school, research and my career future. Working in a lab has helped me to explore and shape my academic and vocational interests, and given me valuable research experience.”