Today was the start of an exciting summer of research in my laboratory. I have three students working with me: Patrick McGrath (Junior Bio major), Sarianne Lynn (Senior Bio major) and Blake Forkey (Junior Bio major). Each of them won competitive Norwich University Student Research Fellowships, and they started their work today. Patrick is investigating reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in lampricide-treated yeast. Sari is analyzing gene expression changes in Xenopus (African clawed frog) cells exposed to lampricide. And last but not least, Blake is studying DNA repair mechanisms in lampricide-treated yeast. We have our work cut out for us, but as of this afternoon, the lab is clean, organized, and open for business!