Biological Sciences Undergraduate of the Month!
May 2017 Awardee: Michala 'Micki' Palmersheim, Bowsher Lab
Our May Undergraduate of the Month is Micki Palmersheim of Dr. Bowsher’s Laboratory. Micki grew up in Rochester, MN and attended Century High School. Her family now lives in Alexandria, MN. Micki has many interest and goals that she is pursuing by doing research in Dr. Bowsher’s lab.
Micki’s current research is concerned with the possible relationships between phytochemicals and the immune function of honey bees. She also assisted with Garett Slater’s work (determination of casts) in the lab. She will be doing work on this again as part of her summer research internship with the USDA. Additional recognition of Micki’s research is that this year she received the Cassel Grant Undergraduate Research Award. This funding is important to her as she carries out her own research project.
Micki is very active outside the lab. For example, she has been active in the Wildlife Society club since she came to NDSU and is now President of it. She is a student ambassador for the College of Science and Mathematics, and hope to be a Learning Assistant for our Evolution course next semester.
As for her “outside” interest and future plans, Micki likes hockey, playing with bugs, and indulging on burritos. After graduation, she will be off to graduate school and plans to continue research about insects---preferably bees!