01/20/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Young scientist Emily Hyatt has grown protein crystals in the Shelter Island School laboratory and will participate in a seminar at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Young scientist Emily Hyatt has grown protein crystals in the Shelter Island School laboratory and will participate in a seminar at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

From the time Shelter Island High School senior Emily Hyatt was in elementary school, she was mesmerized by science. She might not have known the direction her career could take then, but now there’s no question.

Emily is focused on becoming a molecular biology researcher with a career at either Brookhaven National Laboratory or Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue her studies at SUNY Binghampton and eventually earn masters and doctorate degrees in her field.

Thanks to Shelter Island’s Intel program, which encourages talented science students to pursue their own projects under the guidance of teacher Dan Williams, Emily was able to grow protein crystals in the school laboratory. (more…)