Two of our departmental summer undergrad students from two different labs got awards for best research and presentation.
Jordyn Fong (LSU), Alahari Lab- Second Place
Logan Barrios (University of Notre Dame), Majumder Lab- Third Place.
Congrats to our next generation kids!!
Minmin Luo was awarded travel to the Biophysical Society meeting in Los Angeles, California. The title of her abstract is, "Trapping the transition state of kinesin-5 produces a different multimotor force outcome than inhibiting product release”.
Congratulations to Micquel Downs in Dr. Kim's lab. She was the first place winner for research excellence in the NSF REU program in basic sciences. Her research project showed that a quantum mechanical phenomenon, known as tunneling, is used in biological enzymes in the breakdown of ATP, the primary energy molecule in cells. Micquel is a rising sophomore at Tulane and a graduate of the Patrick Taylor High School in New Orleans. Dr. Fern Tsien's National Science Foundation grant provides 10-week research experiences to undergraduate students interested in a career in the biological sciences.Congrats to Dr. Desai's Summer Student, Sameer Nair-Desai from Ben Franklin High School. He was the 2nd place winner of the Summer Research Internship Poster Symposium.