From Astrobiology to Neuroscience, Student Scientist Maria Kalambokidis Explores Frontiers

The eclectic, brilliant sophomore has received a NASA-funded grant for exoplanetary research, as well as spent a summer at sea studying marine life. By Josephine Werni, University of Minnesota Twin Cities You could say that Maria Kalambokidis eats, sleeps and breaths science. At only 21-years-old, the University of Wisconsin Biology major has conducted and presented research in several different areas of biology, spent a summer carrying out conservation work on a prairie in Madison and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, studying sea life and working as a part of the ship crew the whole way. Kalambokidis’s interest in science first sprouted in middle school. “In seventh grade, I had a delightfully wacky life science teacher, Ms. Chaplinksi, who routinely danced around the classroom encouraging us to practice bird calls, draw…


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