My name is Connor Schroyer and I am a rising senior at Ithaca College in New York. I am a Biology major and Mathematics minor. This past semester I worked in Te-Wen Lo’s lab with C. elegans and I am extremely excited to have the opportunity this summer to continue expanding my knowledge and conducting research with this model organism. Through this summer research program I hope to even further understand C. elegans and learn skills and techniques that will be useful this upcoming school year in my individual research project and into the future when I’ll ideally move on to grad school. At Ithaca I am also a member of the Men’s Swim Team so a lot of my time outside of class or lab is spent at the pool. In the free time I do have, I enjoy going for hikes around Ithaca’s numerous State Park’s and attending concerts whenever possible.