Senior Michael Oladugba spent last summer studying mutations in the DNA of fruit flies at the University of Cambridge as part of the UT System's Summer Research Academy Abroad program.
"I learned important skills that are vital in biology research," he says. "I appreciated the opportunity for this intensive hands-on experience in a top British laboratory."
Previously, Oladugba participated in the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation's (LSAMP) Summer Research Academy, which qualified him for the abroad program. LSAMP was established to increase the number of underrepresented minority students pursuing STEM careers.