SLC biology student awarded research grant

Posted On November 30, 2017

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MANITOWOC, Wis. — Silver Lake College senior biology major Anna Hall of Denmark, Wisconsin, was recently awarded a Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) Research Foundation grant to use toward researching her senior thesis, “Sugar Content of Infant Formula: Obesity as Related to Early Nutrition.”

TriBeta is an honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Hall is a member of Silver Lake College’s TriBeta Omega Beta Chapter.

“The topic of infant formula as it relates to obesity is important to me because I am very interested in the impact added sugar has on our bodies; infancy seemed like a good place to start,” Hall said. “Obesity is becoming more and more common in our country, and I’m so grateful to have been given the opportunity to study what I’m passionate about.”

Upon completion of her work, Hall has been invited to submit her manuscript for publication in TriBeta’s journal, BIOS. The journal is designed to promote sharing of research and assist students in learning how to complete the publication process.

“It is such a great honor for Anna Hall to be awarded this research grant from the Beta Beta Beta Research Foundation,” said Dr. Danielle McKeithen, assistant professor of biology at Silver Lake College and the honor society’s faculty adviser. “I think that this speaks highly of the potential awaiting her future in research.”

PHOTO: Dr. Danielle McKeithen, assistant professor of biology at Silver Lake College, stands with her student, Anna Hall, who was recently awarded a Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) Research Foundation grant to use toward researching her senior thesis. Photo by Suzanne Weiss