Marking her second year of participation at the conference, Matozel presented her work on characterizing the mechanisms behind type II restriction enzymes. She is a member of Associate Professor of Physics Allen Price’s research team at Emmanuel and plans to pursue clinical research or her Ph.D. after graduation. Matozel credited her research experience with Dr. Price as well as her participation with in the conference last year with preparing her to make the most of this year’s conference.
“After participating last year, I learned how to present my work and I was so excited to engage in discussion with fellow scientists,” she said. “I was also very interested in learning about the work of other researchers, especially those working within my own field of study.”
The BPS Conference provides an opportunity for researchers of all different experiences levels to come together and share their research, promoting higher levels of interdisciplinary collaboration between biologists, physicists, chemists, and bioengineers to stem groundbreaking scientific discoveries. The conference also provides undergraduate students with networking and career development resources.
“One of the most fascinating things I noticed about the conference is that you could not tell whose work was post-doctorate and whose was undergrad,” said Matozel. “We were all just scientists hoping to answer questions that the world does not know the answer to yet.”