James Alvarez, from Colchester, CT, is a Kinesiology major. He graduated from Bacon Academy where he distinguished himself academically and as a leader in school and community service organizations, particularly Bacon Academy’s Peer Advocate League.
Summer 2009: Biological Science Aid, Military Performance Division, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick Soldier Systems Center
By James Alvarez, POC: Edward J. Zambraski, Ph.D., Jeffery S. Staab, M.S.
My summer was spent as an Intern with the United States Army in Natick, MA, at the Soldier Systems Center. My division’s mission is stated as “conducting biomedical research to improve and sustain Warfighter health and performance under all conditions”. My role in this mission was acting as a general lab technician, processing human blood and tissue samples collected from numerous ongoing studies. I also had the opportunity to observe, and in some cases implement, a number of experimental protocols. Continue reading