Sophie attends Harvard University and researched with the Biomedical and Health Sciences group at the University of Roehampton in London, England.
What type of research did you do?
At the beginning of my placement, I was taught how to use the resources to create chemical compounds on the computer. After I was well versed in these resources, I began to make several different compounds in silico. We then took those compounds and saw how they reacted when placed in the environment of a Dopamine, Seratonin, or Norepinephrine transporter.
How was Geoff, your onsite coordinator?
Geoff was the best. He kept us updated on all of the different events going on in London (which are a lot in the summer!). He was always there for us, and was such a great resource. He was also a lot of fun on the excursions. He really made the experience better than I could have imagined.
Would you recommend the program?
I would recommend this program to another student because the quality of the research is unparalleled. It is very hard to find science based research programs and it was best. They help you feel truly at home in the city.