2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research and VPUE
Mentor: David Stevenson, Professor of Pediatrics and, of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Debra is a rising junior and feels privileged to work in the Stevenson laboratory. She is conducting research on the effect of different light wavelengths on phototherapy for treating neonatal jaundice. Debra aspires to be a neonatologist who treats patients, conducts research, and teaches. Debra is majoring in biology and minoring in math; in the fall, she will be a resident assistant in Roble Hall. She enjoys spending time with her friends and six siblings, exercising, and watching Grey’s Anatomy.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2013:

The Effect of Light Wavelength on the Efficacy and Safety of Phototherapy for Neonatal Jaundice

Debra T. Linfield1, David N. Lin1, Stephanie Schulz1, Hendrik J. Vreman1, Ronald J. Wong1, David K. Stevenson1
[Department of Pediatrics1, Stanford University]