Samantha Fleury is the fifth of five awardees of the 2018 Hutcheson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship. Samantha is a fourth year majoring in biology. Currently, she is working in Kodi Ravichandran’s lab researching how cells in the small intestine engulf their apoptotic neighbors. Using intestinal enteroids (sometimes called “mini-guts”) as a model system, she is studying some of the proteins involved in translating the detection of a dead cell into its engulfment. She hopes to continue research post-graduation by pursuing a PhD in immunology or synthetic biology.