UMF graduate and first-generation college student goes on to cellular research Ph.D. program after gene discovery

FARMINGTON – First-generation college student Anyssa Phaneuf, a member of the UMF graduating Class of 2022, always liked knowing how things work. That curiosity and her Farmington experience helped her grow during her college career from a first-year student to a UMF graduate who has been accepted into the University of Vermont’s Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program.

Originally from Manchester, New Hampshire, Phaneuf emerged from high school interested in the science field. She was looking for a college that offered small classes and the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors as she explored her career interests. Read more

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