I have conducted two research studies over the past two years. My first study was conducted in my hometown of Red Wing, Minnesota. I presented the information I found to a group of doctors at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine during my spring break of 2007. My second study was conducted at the National Institutes of Health during the summer of 2007. I presented my findings at a poster session for all of the summer interns. I plan on continuing my research throughout college.