Amy Richmond

amy-richmondAmy Richmond will be entering her senior year at DePauw University in the fall of 2012. She will graduate with a major in Biochemistry and minors in History and Pre-Medicine. She plans to matriculate into medical school in the fall of 2013, with interest in surgery. She has participated in research since her first semester at DePauw University, and has been involved in the following labs: Kertzman Lab, Department of Physics and Astronomy (DePauw University), quantification and mapping of light pollution and its effects on the night sky; Gurnon Lab, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (DePauw University), expression and purification of the intrinsically disordered protein Tax H6, implicated in the transition from HTLV-1 infection to leukemia and lymphoma; Moe Lab, Nephrology, Department of Medicine and O’Brien Center for Biological Microscopy (Indiana University), microscopy and cellular characterization studies of vascular calcification and matrix vesicles in Chronic Kidney Disease. Amy has been honored with membership in Phi Lambda Upsilon, the National Chemistry Honors Society, and Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honors Society. She is active in chemistry outreach with the local elementary and middle schools.
Amy has been classically trained in vocal performance in excess of six years, and enjoys singing in choirs and directing and performing in musical theatre productions. She also dances ballet and swing, and is beginning to learn folk guitar. She was fortunate to travel to Italy in January of 2012 to study Roman history, art, and architecture, traveling to Rome, Florence, Bologna, Naples, and Venice. Amy was a delegate from Indiana to the National Youth Science Camp in the summer of 2009, and is ecstatic to return as a member of the Staph this summer as the Natural Sciences Assistant Coordinator.