Gareth ("Gary") Voss came to the University of Kentucky to do research on the regenerative abilities of salamanders as a sophomore in high school. Now a freshman at UK, Gary has conducted research that resulted in two papers. "They're very good papers," says his UK mentor Dr. Randal Voss. "We're not just talking about a couple of throw-away papers to 'Ranger Rick' journal. We're sending these papers to the top journals in the United States.
"It really is a coup for UK when we can get our top local talent to stay in state. Gary's a National Merit Scholar, and he could have gone to any university he wanted to, but he chose to come to UK."
To learn more about Dr. Voss' lab, visit ambystoma.org/
Produced by Alicia P. Gregory (Research Communications), videography/direction by Chad Rumford (Research Communications)
This video appears courtesy of Reveal: University of Kentucky Research Media