Meghan Lawlor Named 2021 Outstanding Senior in Biological Sciences

The Division of Biological Sciences congratulates Meghan Lawlor on being selected for the 2021 Laura Nahm Outstanding Senior in Biological Sciences Award.

The Chesterfield, MO, native came to MU as a pre-vet student. While at MU, she spent a summer as a research intern at the Saint Louis Zoo’s AZA Reproductive Management Center. She did her undergraduate Capstone Honors Research in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Sutovsky in the Animal Science Research Center. Her research looked at the implications of Huntington’s disease on fertility and spermatozoa in hopes of identifying an early-onset diagnostic marker. As an undergraduate, Lawlor also went abroad to Scotland’s Rural College in Edinburgh, where she studied equine anatomy and physiology.

“I definitely owe my success at Mizzou to many people. I am grateful for the continuous support I received from family, friends, classmates, and faculty within the Division of Biological Sciences and beyond. The most passionate, encouraging faculty, including several teaching professors and my academic advisor, have been approachable mentors to me and consistently challenged me to reach my highest potential throughout my undergraduate education.”

Lawlor will be attending MU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

The award is given annually to one or more outstanding juniors or seniors in the Biological Sciences in recognition of their academic achievements, the quality of their independent research projects, and their extracurricular contributions to the division and to the university. This award is made available by an endowment established in memory of Laura Nahm.