Undergraduate Research: Margaret Mungai

For one Iowa high school senior, research was always a part of her future plans. To achieve this aspiration, undergraduate Margaret Mungai began her journey toward that goal of research shortly after stepping on campus, when she met first Antentor Hinton, Jr., PhD, at an on-campus networking event.

A year later, as a sophomore, Mungai became Hinton's mentee, working in the lab directed by E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD. Now a senior neurobiology major, Mungai spends 20 to 30 hours of her week in the lab, focusing on the mitochondria's effect on the development of diabetes.

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