With small class sizes, the highly-selective courses in the Duke program are very competitive with limited availability. Just to be eligibility for enrollment is an honor and indicates the student has exhibited outstanding intellectual ability and dedication to academics. Duke TIP provides participants with an exciting, stimulating and challenging opportunity to augment their interests and capabilities. Through a variety of experiential activities, lab work, discussions, fieldwork, collaboration, presentations, and the use of advanced technology and lab equipment, participants in the genetics program will delve into cutting-edge human genetic research. Topics included in the program are: human gene expression, pharmacogenomics, and epigenetic control of DNA, SNP genotyping, gene sequencing, forensic biology, and medical genetics. Hosmer's experience will culminate with the creation of an individual laboratory project that she will present to Duke faculty and her institute peers.
At Armuchee High School, Hosmer is involved with the National Honors Society and Academic Decathlon and she has maintained a 4.0 GPA. Hosmer also volunteers in the community at Mount Berry Animal Hospital and the Rome Action Ministries Food Pantry. She plans to pursue undergraduate degrees in Biology and Veterinarian Sciences at Berry College or at the University of Georgia before deciding upon a school of medicine.
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