Maria Davis ’13

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Hometown: Washington, Iowa.


Dimensions Fellow in Research

Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa | Iowa City, Iowa

Week 8:
Carver College of Medicine


August 18, 2012 | Wow! The past 8 weeks have flown by and I feel very fortunate to have this experience. My mentors have challenged me and I have definitely felt like this internship has encouraged me to grow both academically and professionally! This week was another very busy week as I tried to tie together the loose ends […]

Week 7:
Carver College of Medicine


August 7, 2012 | Analyze, Analyze, Analyze. This was my primary goal and task for the week. I am analyzing a lot of the data I have collected so far. I am primarily analyzing the wounds and the closure of the wounds that we have been studying. We’re trying to figure out if the wild-type animals or the knockout […]

Week 6:
Carver College of Medicine


July 31, 2012 | Time seems to just be flying by. Most of my time was spent analyzing data as well as helping out with other people’s projects in the lab. It was Dr. Leah Biggs’s (who I introduced before as my second cousin once removed) last week in the lab so I helped her with a few things […]

Week 5:
Carver College of Medicine


July 26, 2012 | I have two fun facts of the week and I thought it was appropriate to start with one of them because it connects to week 4 blog. Fun fact of the week: I had a surprise visit from Kirtley Hitt on Monday! Kirtley is a friend of mine who just graduated in May from Cornell […]

Week 4:
Carver College of Medicine


July 17, 2012 | It amazes me that my internship is already half way over. It seems like the weeks are going faster and faster. This week, I finally had a few days to take some deep breaths and catch up on organizing all of my research so far, but the beginning of the week was definitely busy. The […]

Week 3:
Carver College of Medicine


July 10, 2012 | Even though the 4th of July allowed me to have some free time, this week has been by far my busiest week. On top of that I would say that it has also had the steepest (but beneficial) learning curve. I have finally learned enough about my basic work to be on my own for […]

Week 2:
Carver College of Medicine


July 3, 2012 | While life in the lab has been busy, it has been exciting learning more of the basics that are required for me to make it through the next 8 weeks. While there is definitely a lot to learn and new skills to acquire, I definitely feel that I have been adequately prepared to take the […]

Week 1:
Carver College of Medicine


June 26, 2012 | I have lived near Iowa City virtually my entire life but the first week of my Fellowship has given me a new perspective on this small city. Through my new eyes as a Fellow I have now seen the lifestyle of an academic and researcher. While you could argue that I technically have yet to […]