Chloe Walsh Defends Her Applied Science Honors Thesis

April 25, 2018 — By Qijue Wang
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Undergraduate student Chloe Walsh from Professor Hannes Schniepp’s group has successfully defended her honors thesis on April 25th 2018. Her thesis is titled “Self-Assembly of Native Spider Silk Protein”.

Chloe graduates with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies in the field Biophysical Chemistry. She started to work in the nanomaterials & imaging lab in August 2016. After briefly working on the silkworm silk protein, she mainly focused on the self-assembly behavior of native spider silk protein. Working closely with several Ph. D. students, Chloe was able to master the operation of atomic force microscope (AFM) and other instruments/techniques involved in silk research. Her outstanding experimental skills and interdisciplinary background allowed her to carry out sophisticated experiments and obtain appealing results. A manuscript to publish her outstanding experimental work in a high-profile journal is in preparation.

Chloe received funding from William & Mary's Roy R. Charles Center for Academic Excellence to support summer research in the nanomaterials & imaging lab in 2016 and 2017.

After her graduation from William & Mary, Chloe will continue to pursue her master's degree of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University.

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