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McGrew Hosts Alumnus and his Students for Research Experiences

Students participate in research with Mr. Garrett.

Belmont Professor of Biology and Summer Scholars research program advisor Dr. Lori McGrew recently hosted Jim Garrett, alumnus and science teacher at Davidson Academy, and two of his students. This summer, Garrett and his students are learning to work with Danio rerio (zebrafish) and have joined McGrew and her student group in Belmont’s zebrafish lab to replicate research conducted by one of last year’s Summer Scholars, Curt Brown.

The team would like to extend Brown’s project and present their results at the Middle Tennessee Science Fair. Additionally, Garrett plans to establish a zebrafish colony at Davidson Academy so he can his students can conduct additional research and McGrew and her team will be heavily involved in establishing tailored data collection methods.

(Image above L to R: Davidson Academy students participate in research with Mr. Garrett).