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Scott A. Lovell B.S.
IBMG Ph.D. Student

Current Position
August 2024-present Ph.D. Student
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN, USA

2019-2021 Bachelor of Science
Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Science and Health
Webster University, Saint Louis, MO, USA
2021-2023 Bachelor of Science
Department of Biology, School of Science
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Research Interests
When I was really young, I always envisioned I would be a scientist, pouring different fluorescent liquids into different glassware. I enjoyed participating in science fairs and performing fun experiments. This translated to high school, where my fantastic chemistry teacher, Ms. Bellman, opened up the doors to more advanced science.
As I grew older, my interest in research began at Webster University where I was taught the basics of cell culture and experimental design. A year later, I was introduced to ecological field research with Dr. Nicole Miller-Struttmann, studying environmental behavior in urban environments. There, I established a passion for the scientific process as well as the natural environment.
Upon my arrival at IUPUI and Indianapolis, I took immunology courses with Dr. Slayback-Barry and was instantly fascinated with the immune system. At the same time, I worked as a work study student in Dr. Gustavo Arrizabalaga’s Lab here at IUSM, learning more basics about microbiology techniques. I also had the opportunity to spend a summer with Eli Lilly’s internship program and spoke with immunologists and other professional scientists about asking good scientific questions. I learned that I enjoyed the creation of a project and the work that goes into discoveries. Together, these experiences brought me to graduate school at IUSM where I can pursue my curiosities and hopefully translate them into insightful and helpful research.
I spend a lot of my free time running & training for various races throughout the year. I love cooking for myself, friends, & family too. I enjoy an active lifestyle, always exploring Indianapolis, restaurants, and parks!
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