Biological Sciences Undergraduate of the Month!
October 2017 Awardee: Stephen Johnson, Hamilton Lab
Our October Undergraduate of the Month is Stephen Johnson. Stephen grew up right here in Fargo and went to Davies High School. He has been working for the Hamilton Lab since May of 2016 on several projects.
Stephen's own project is studying the genetics of a plant called Prairie Smoke and looking at evolution in adaption to local environments. However, he has spent plenty of time indulging in his curiosity for different fields of work by assisting other lab members in their own pursuits. For example, he worked with Lionel Di Santo in California on the Ex Situ conservation of the Torrey Pine, and he manages greenhouse plant specimens.
In his free time, Stephen likes to garden, go for walks, and play the bassoon. After graduating, Stephen would like to be a lab or field technician at a university, government agency, or agricultural company.