April 16, 2018

Connecting with the Next Generation

Richard Morrison, Ph.D. with ASU Beebe student Lindsey Motes in a labOne of the most important roles for biomedical scientists and research leaders is inspire those who will follow in their footsteps.

Richard Morrison, Ph.D., a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Executive Associate Dean for Research in the UAMS College of Medicine, recently shared insights about careers in biomedical research with Lindsey Motes, a freshman at Arkansas State University-Beebe.

Motes interviewed Dr. Morrison for a career proposal analysis for an English class. While she hasn’t yet declared a major, Motes is interested in biomedical research.

“Students like Lindsey, who are early in their academic careers and have a keen interest in science, are those that we need to connect with to ensure a robust pipeline of future researchers and academic scientists,” Dr. Morrison said.

Motes appreciated Dr. Morrison’s outreach.

“Your interview has inspired me to work hard, get into the lab and enter into an internship for next summer,” she wrote to Dr. Morrison after her interview and tour of some of UAMS’ research facilities.