Alexandra Bishop '21 Major: Biology Minor: Bioinformatics, Philosophy Research Focus: Ecology, Pathology, Biology Years of Research Experience: 2 firstname.lastname@example.org Organizations & Programs: Ecological Systems Laboratory Texas A&M Women's Lacrosse University Honors Program Activities: Amazon River Tropical Biology Field Research Trip Computation Cancer Biology Training Program Research Internship SSI Open Water Scuba Diver Awards & Distinctions: President's Endowed Scholar Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholar College of Science Dean's Honor Roll Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Aggie Research Scholar Experience with: Summer Research Internship, Fall/Spring Semester Research, Local, State, and National Research Conferences, Poster and Oral Presentations, Manuscript Publication, Study Abroad Field Research My name is Alexandra Bishop (but I go by Addie), and I am a senior biology major with minors in philosophy and bioinformatics from Kingwood, Texas. I have conducted research at Texas A&M in the Ecological Systems Laboratory under Dr. Rose Wang since my second semester of college. During this time, I have worked on multiple projects. The laboratory itself focuses on using systems analysis and simulation as an integral part of ecological research investigating the movement of invasive species and disease. This past year in the lab, I conducted my capstone thesis project in which I created a computational model that used existing data of Bacillus bacterial conjugation rates to predict environmentally triggered anthrax outbreaks. My experience in research as an undergraduate has taught me that I want to strongly incorporate research into my future career. Through my lab and field experience, I have learned that I want to attend medical school with a focus on research. Through my research experience with epidemiology, I've decided that I would like to focus on infectious disease at medical school, and throughout my career. I love the idea of a diverse career in which I can take advantage of opportunities as they arise, allowing me to perform clinical work, conduct research, teach, and possibly using my experience to transfer into other career fields down the line. My experience in research has opened my eyes to the incredible opportunities that could be part of my future.