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Jo Ellen Bennett

Jo Ellen Bennett

As a student in the Honors program at Belmont University my desire to question, to learn and to discover has been fostered and challenged in a nurturing Christian environment. The honors curriculum challenged my ideals and worldview, helping me to explore and grow.

During my time here at Belmont, I have been blessed with the opportunity to learn about other cultures through medical mission trips to regions such as Haiti, Guatemala, the Appalachian Mountains and Nicaragua.

As a senior Biology major/ Chemistry minor, my desire to discover was met with opportunity to do my senior thesis on a topic which was of great interest to me: the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The best thing about my research is that it allows me to integrate cell culture techniques, gel electrophoresis, western blotting and analysis into one comprehensive and cutting edge endeavor.