Thank You Letters

Loren Ball

Program of Emphasis: Chemistry

Hometown: Cranberry Township, PA

High School: Seneca Valley Sr High School

Why I chose to attend Juniata: I chose to attend Juniata for all the opportunities I knew it would provide me and for its close-knit sense of community. Juniata is a wonderful place for undergraduate students to not only learn and thrive, but to evolve into the kinds of people that will one day make a difference in the world.

Clubs and Organizations: I am the secretary of the Chemistry Club and am a member of HOSA, Catholic Council, and the ski club.

Internship: This summer I was granted an internship at Duquesne University's Summer Research Program. Over the course of ten weeks, I was a member of the lab of Dr. Ellen Gawalt where I worked to form 4-Nitrobenzoic Acid Self Assembled Monolayers that could create a nitric oxide leaving group. This leaving group would be used to break down the currently untreatable Pseudomonias aruginosa biofilm that forms in the Cystic Fibrosis lung.

Research Participation: I have worked with Dr. Ruth Reed on "The Potato Project." The research completed was done for the pharmaceutical company Medafor, in which we were testing to find a specific property of their product.

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