I am James Rozelle, a senior double majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology. I also love math so I decided to do a math minor while at the UofA. I work in the Beilstein lab which is interested in phylogenetics and genomic. Specifically I’ve been working on projects that investigate something called long non coding RNAs or lncRNAs for short. I’ve had a long time fascination with biological sciences, how things work biochemically, and especially how that understanding can help us better interact with the world around us to lead healthier and more aware lives. This summer I will be applying to medical schools but until then I’ll be working as the director of the UofA chapter of a non profit called Camp Kesem which organizes free summer camps for children impacted by their parent’s cancer. This and last summer camps had to be virtual but were still a blast. I also love to hike and play piano when time allows.