John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Biology and Biochemistry Arnold Eskin
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by Noelle Heinze
In spring 2005, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Biology and Biochemistry Arnold Eskin was invited to participate in a Fort Bend Independent School District mentoring program that paired high school student Sean Hurdiss with Eskin’s laboratory. Supervised by Eskin and PhD students Maria Collado and Omar Khabour, Sean spent a semester in the lab, observing and performing research focused on memory formation and the role of the biological clock on learning and memory. Interested in becoming a neurosurgeon, Sean begins college this fall at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA.
Eskin’s PhD students and Sean Hurdiss pose beside a tank filled with California marine snails called aplysia. In Eskin’s lab, aplysia are used in experiments investigating the role of the biological clock on learning and memory. (From L to R: Sean Hurdiss, Maria Collado, Juan Diego, Oliver Rawashdeh, and Omar Khabour.)
© University of Houston 2005