Jaleh McTeigue ’18

Jaleh McTeigue ’18

Academic interests: Neuroscience and behavior major, journalism minor

Internship overview:
I am a research intern in the Bioscience Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The wet lab in this division deals primarily with structural biology, including determining the structures of proteins of medical interest, enzymes involved in biodefense, and enzymes that are important for biofuels. I am the only student employed in the bio wet lab, and my work deals specifically with molecular biology and protein expression and protein purification and crystallization.

What has this internship meant to you?
Although I am most interested in neuroscience, working at this lab has helped me learn many biochemistry techniques and skills that will be useful to build on at MHC and beyond.

I also have deeply enjoyed working and developing relationships with my mentors. One in particular has taken a special interest in my career goals. He has encouraged my research interests and recommended me to other high-level colleagues.