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Cara Saxon - Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Cara Saxon

I was one of two University of Montana representatives at the annual Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) national meeting in September 2013. At the meeting, my research mentor Kevin Trout and I presented the research we conducted last summer at the University of Montana’s Center for Environmental Health Sciences. Our poster, titled “RAW264.7 Macrophage as a Model of Foreign Body Inflammatory Response to Electrospun Biomaterials,” was part of a biomaterial poster session featuring the work of undergraduate researchers.

The meeting was attended by distinguished researchers from around the country. My experience at this meeting opened my eyes to the diversity of career paths within the field of research. It also showed me that staying current in the literature as a clinician is vital for my future career success.