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Young scientists to make the case for research funding on Capitol Hill
Date:3/14/2011

ipated in undergraduate research for the past three years and says she wants to emphasize to lawmakers how life-changing such an experience can be. "I hope to share with others the passion that I have for research and the positive impact it has had on my decisions for my future. The opportunity to conduct undergraduate research is what made me realize that scientific research was the field that I wanted a career in," says Krook, who intends to pursue cancer therapeutics when she one day has her own laboratory.

Columbus, Miss., native William Pruett is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a father of two. He says he intends to communicate how funding scientific research will help keep America competitive. "In a time of severe fiscal challenges at every level in our country, I think it's important that the people in power don't forget that the American scientist played a big part in putting the United States in a position of power in the world and still shoulders much of the responsibility for keeping us there," he says.

Meanwhile, Kelly Ruggles, a graduate student at Columbia University, emphasizes that investigators conducting basic biological research "know that in these austere economic times future funding is not a guarantee." She says she expects the Hill Day event will be educational for students and policymakers alike.

"I expect it will provide me with the knowledge and skills to continue policy work in the future and encourage my colleagues to do the same. It will give me the knowledge of the inner-workings of policy development, as well as a view of the commitment our senators and representatives have to funding scientific research in the long-term," the Wantagh, N.Y., native explains. "In the end, I believe that what I gain from this experience will not only exceed my expectations, but it will also give me insights, ideas, and skills that I did not even anticipate."

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Contact: Angela Hopp
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