I want to be directly involved with policy decisions, to help change things. Many species, along with the industry they support, are in trouble. We need to overcome the disconnect and work together to create a multidisciplinary solution, because we know what’s happening now isn’t working.
Justin Brewer
So ubiquitous in Chinese culture is Journey to the West, that, in China, at any given time, you can find at least one show based on the story airing on TV. At its core it is a fable based on Buddhist ideals, such as humility, self-sacrifice, finding one’s inner self, and seeking nirvana.
When I’m sitting on my [surfboard] and looking back at the land, it clears my head and changes my perspective on everything. It’s where I do my best thinking. I think that would be a neat thing to pass on.
I was fortunate enough to receive a grant to continue with my research into the summer and enjoy Maine’s ‘vacationland’ in all of its glory. UNE has really helped me start building connections as well as a reputable resume from the get-go.
I want to foster independence and understanding in undergrads and get them to be the best scientists they can be.
I get to integrate students into my research and share the experience with them.
Markus Frederich headshot
Some species will love it when it gets warmer; others will not make it.
The fruit fly is like the ultimate living gadget — I want to know how it works.

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