Webinar: Finding Your Passion: The Sport of Finding Your Way in Science

Thursday, May 7 @ 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM EST

Jarrad Hampton-Marcell is a Research Coordinator in the Bioscience Division at Argonne National Laboratory. Growing up he had an itch for two things: science and sports. Before college, he planned to go into medicine thinking that it would place him on the forefront of science – where he wanted to be. Nonetheless, his athletic prowess on the football field led him the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where he obtained a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and an M.S. in Integrative Biology. Despite getting hurt on the field, he realized that a career in research would put him at the forefront of science, but was still unsure of his research focus. He initially came to Argonne for a three month temporary research assistant position in October 2011 and has been here since. Now, he currently oversees projects that examine microbial communities as they relate to human interactions. His time at Argonne has assisted him in finding his research passion, and he will be attending University of Illinois at Chicago in the fall for a PhD in sports performance. During his webinar he will speak about his journey to Argonne and his work, finding you passion, and the importance of mentorship.