Ryan Tuckey is a 3nd year undergraduate from Middletown, Maryland and is a member of both the Emerging Scholars Program and the UA Honors College. He has come to this university with 1.5 years of research experience from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a high school intern. While working at NCI Ryan was able to contribute to a publication in the journal Nature and also presented his laboratory’s research on two separate occasions. He has gained experience from working in the Caldwell Laboratory for almost a year under his mentor Ed Griffin, a doctoral student in the Caldwell Laboratory. Ryan has maintained a 4.0 GPA as a Biology major and earned the Outstanding General Chemistry Student Award during his freshman year.