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Samantha Pattillo

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Academic Advisor II, Biology and Psychology

Originally from Auburn, Georgia, Samantha received her BS in Psychology from Georgia Gwinnett College before coming to UGA for graduate school. She holds an MEd in Professional Counseling from the Mary Frances Early College of Education, and has held various advising positions on campus since the summer of 2014. She currently works with upper division students majoring in Biology and Psychology. Samantha enjoys connecting students to the exciting opportunities UGA has to offer in an effort to further enrich their academic experience.

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Undergraduate Research in Biology

Undergraduates majoring in biology have the opportunity to enhance their learning through direct participation in research and scholarship. At UGA, these opportunities enable undergraduates to participate in ground-breaking research, often as part of a team of graduate students and faculty. In fact, many students can earn academic credit while working under an experienced faculty mentor by taking BIOL 4960R or working directly with the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO). The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF) has been established to support undergraduate research opportunities in the Division of Biological Sciences within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The Fellowship provides financial assistance to a student who has not had an opportunity to participate in a mentored research experience (paid, volunteer, or for credit) since matriculating to The University of Georgia.