Shannon Swickard is a pre-medical, senior nutritional science major, graduating this May. She has completed two years of student research in Dr. Turner’s lab. Dr. Turner’s research focuses on the chemoprotective ability of certain foods against colonic diseases. My specific research project involves the protective and preventive qualities of plum against colon cancer. Being involved in research has really improved her understanding of science, hard work, and time that goes into research. This year at Student Research Week Shannon was awarded first place in the life science category as well as the Sigma Xi award. She enjoyed meeting other student researchers and discussing how they are all making an impact.