Spotlight: Craig Atkins
Craig Atkins has a strong interest in all things scientific.
Not long after Craig entered ASU, he participated in an undergraduate research project in medicinal chemistry with Dr. Chad Stephens.
More recently, he conducted research at the Medical College of Georgia. There he investigated the role of SMN protein, which is associated with the disease SMA, in the localization of mRNA during oogenesis in D. melanogaster.
Craig received the Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Chemistry award for his efforts on both projects.
In May, Craig will graduate with a BS in Chemistry with a minor in Psychology, with Honors. His interests lie primarily in the biomedical field, and he will enter the PhD program in developmental biology at the Rockefeller University in the fall.