Written by Dr. Joseph Barchi, Head of Structural Glycoconjugate Chemistry and NMR Group, Chemical Biology Laboratory
Mentor to Jenny Marshall, 2015 Student Jeopardy Winner
One of the most rewarding things about being an investigator at the NCI-Frederick is having the opportunity to mentor young students interested in experiencing laboratory
research first-hand. This summer I had the pleasure of mentoring Jenny Marshall, a chemistry student from High Point University in North Carolina. Her intelligence and
inquisitive nature was bolstered by an incredibly cheerful and pleasant disposition. After only a short time in the lab, I knew I was going to “strongly encourage” her to take part
in the Student Jeopardy Tournament.
My initial enthusiasm for Jenny and her scientific savvy was solidly confirmed with her win in the Tournament. Couple this with her progress in the lab and I knew I had a
real “winner.” I look forward to her returning for another summer next year and a repeat of being Jeopardy champion!