Anna Lauren Inman
Pictured in front of the Thad Cochran Research Center.
As a student coming from a very small town in Mississippi interested in studying the sciences, I was searching for an institution devoted to a balance of scientific research opportunities that also had a small-town southern feel. When I transferred to the University of Mississippi, after graduating from Northeast Mississippi Community College in 2013, I found just that.
The National Center for Natural Products Research, found within the Thad Cochran Research Institute, gives students the opportunities to study the chemical makeup of living organisms throughout many disciplines, including microbiology and biochemistry – two of my favorite courses of my undergraduate career. The Thad Cochran Research Center is also part of the reason Ole Miss was named an R1 Doctoral University, the Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Hometown: Walnut, Mississippi
Degree: B.A. in Biology
Community and Junior Colleges in the eastern half of Mississippi.