On this segment of Academic Affairs, Kaiden Kendo sits down with graduate student and teachers assistant Ty Hill. Ty discusses his experiences as a new teacher and his goals in the science department. He also gives an overview of what the science department at West Liberty has to offer for its students. Ty and his lab partners have been doing research into craniosynostosis and trying to figure out what causes it. Craniosynostosis is a birth defect in babies that causes the babies skull to join early which can result in the baby having a misshapen skull. Ty’s research began with testing on the embryos of chickens and laid the groundwork for the lab’s future research. Ty teaches entry level biology courses at West Liberty and plans to continue teaching after getting his masters degree.