We asked Jeremy Hannon, an Emory Biology student who is conducting undergraduate research under the mentorship of Maria Camila Giraldo, about his life and experience working with us since Fall 2022.
What excites you the most about conducting research in the Quiroz Lab?
I have always had an interest in biotechnology, specifically the engineering of organisms to learn or to produce the wanted outcomes. The Quiroz lab presents the opportunity to do such while working on something as biologically relevant as proteins and something as novel as IDPPs. Additionally, the atmosphere of the lab promotes effective and creative thinking while challenging how you think about certain principles and topics. I am excited to contribute to the Quiroz lab and to learn from it.
When you are not studying or doing research, what do you like to do?
Over the past few years, after I got my first camera, my favorite past-time has become nerding out about film and photography, however, I also enjoy playing instruments (trumpet and piano), shooting podcasts, playing football or volleyball (or whatever I can convince my friends to play), and walking.