Molly Lockart is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry. A native of Lathemtown, GA, she attended Berry College, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. Molly is continuing her life-long passion for pursuing answers through graduate level research. Molly studies cytochrome P450 enzymes using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR). She has presented her research at two conferences and three symposiums, including the 7th Summer School of the European Federation of EPR groups on Advanced EPR in Berlin, Germany. In addition to research, Molly enjoys the opportunity to teach as a graduate student. She was awarded the Outstanding First-Year Chemistry Graduate Student Teaching Award for 2014-2015 and a GAANN Fellowship for 2016-2017.
Aside from teaching and research, Molly is involved in organizations that strive to bolster the graduate support network and reach out to members of the community outside academia. She is Treasurer for the Chemistry Graduate Student Organization (CGSO) and uses the opportunity to help find ways to connect graduate students with the surrounding community. Through the CGSO, she raises money for and participates in chemistry demonstrations at elementary schools in the Tuscaloosa area. She is also part of Tide Together, a mentoring program for first and second year graduate students. She has been blessed to be surrounded by wonderful mentors in her graduate school experience and aims to help others find and form the same support networks in their academic communities.
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