Lloyd Harbor, NY
Science, Technology, and International Affairs
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Dr. Gregory Hannon
As a longtime resident of Cold Spring Harbor and a graduate of its esteemed school system, Tom has always actively participated at the CSH Laboratory, whether it was pre-k activities at the CSHL's Fish Hatchery and Nature Conservancy or studies at the Dolan DNA Learning Center. After all his time there, Tom's involvement in the CSH Undergraduate Research Program feels like a natural progression for Him.
With a father that has been actively engaged in clinical research as an orthopedic surgeon, Tom's career goals and strong interest in science have been nurtured from an early age. His passion for science grew in high school when he was chosen to study in the Columbia University Science Honors Program where he learned about Human Physiology, as well as Gravitation and Relativity.
Outside of the scientific realm, Tom has numerous other interests. He is currently a captain of Georgetown University's Triathlon Team and he serves as a mentor in Georgetown's Math and Science Hands-On Enrichment Program, which tutors hundreds of elementary, middle, and high school students throughout DC.
Tom was one of 28 students selected from over 700 applicants worldwide to participate in the Undergraduate Research Program at the Cold Spring Harbor Labs. Living on the lab's campus for ten weeks, he became fully immersed with its vibrant scientific community. The program allowed him to conduct original research at the cutting edge of science. He worked in the lab of Greg Hannon, Ph.D., which focuses on growth control in mammalian cells and post-transcriptional gene silencing. His work was presented at the end of the summer as part of the URP Symposium.
Tom is currently finishing his senior year at Georgetown.
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