Research Opportunities

Many researchers take advantage of the large number of twins at the festival to help with their projects.  These might include filling out surveys, having your picture taken — even DNA samples.  It depends upon the nature of the product.  Most researchers will offer some modest compensation (gift bags, or even money) in exchange for your time.  The Research Plaza is on the Twins Days Festival grounds, on the tennis courts.

  • West Virginia University/Cody Stewart–Biometric Research
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania/ Dr. Joleen Greenwood–Understanding Bond between Identical and Fraternal Twins
  • The Acne Treatment & Research Center/Hilary Baldwin M.D.–ACNE/skin
  • University Hospitals Center of Dermatology/ Maggie Starcic–Skin Conditions
  • Kent State University/ Dr. Tara C. Smith–Staphylococcus
  • Monell Chemical Senses Center/Danielle Reed–Taste and Smell Research
  • Proctor & Gamble Research/Shannon Weitz–Understanding aging between Twins
  • Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis/Susan Walsh – The genetics of physical appearance
  • Bangor University/Robert Ward–Appearance and Personality related