Laverty, Bobby

Bobby Laverty

Specialization in Biochemistry Research with Dr. Michael Scott

Originally from Lynchburg, VA, I attended E.C. Glass High School where I enjoyed playing tennis, running cross country and wrestling. I am currently pursuing my B.Sc. in Chemistry with a Specialization in Biochemistry. I have always had my sights set on medical school and am currently going through this application cycle for matriculation in the Fall of 2012.

I will be working under Michael Scott, Ph.D. in the UVa SOM Pharmacology Department. His lab is focused on investigating the neuronal circuits involved in the control of food intake and food reward using mouse genetic models. More specifically, I will be working on a genetic modulation approach by studying DNA methyltransferase activity in the brain that will hopefully elucidate a control of food reward in defined central nervous system nuclei.