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Nine CSULB Student Researchers Win 2018 ABRCMS Awards

Published January 7, 2019

From November 14 through 17 over sixty undergraduate and graduate student researchers from majors in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Physical and Biological Sciences, and Engineering competed in the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Students attend this conference to present their research, enhance professional development skills, explore graduate schools, and network.

During the four-day conference, over 2,500 students from over 350 colleges and universities participate in poster and oral presentations in twelve Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. All undergraduate and postbaccalaureate student presentations are judged and those receiving the highest scores in each scientific discipline are given an award during the closing banquet. The students earning honors include:

  • Emmanuel U. Cuevas, a senior Molecular, Cellular Biology, and Physiology major, for research under the direction of Dr. Douglas Pace of the CSULB Biological Sciences Dept. Emmanuel is a trainee in the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) program at CSULB, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Martha Guerrero, a senior Chemistry major, for research under the direction of Dr. Michael Schramm of the CSULB Chemistry and Biochemistry Dept. Martha is a trainee in the Maximizing Assess to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U*STAR) program at CSULB, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Will E. Hinckley, a senior Molecular, Cellular Biology, and Physiology major, for research under the direction of Dr. Judy Brusslan of the CSULB Biological Sciences Dept. Will is a trainee in the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) program at CSULB, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Madison Kane, a junior Biomedical Engineering major, for research under the direction of Dr. Perla Ayala of the CSULB Biomedical Engineering Dept. Madison is a trainee in the Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) program at CSULB, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Roshell Lamug, a junior Physics major, for research at under the direction of Dr. Christof Teuscher of the Portland State University. Roshell is a trainee in the Maximizing Assess to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U*STAR) program at CSULB, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Patricia Leyva, a junior Biology major, for research under the direction of Dr. Judy Brusslan of the CSULB Biological Sciences Dept. Patricia is a trainee in the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) program at CSULB, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Hannah Mandias, a junior Marine Biology major, for research under the direction of Dr. Brian Livingston of the CSULB Biological Sciences Dept. Hannah is a trainee in the Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) program at CSULB, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Joel Monroy, a post-baccalaureate Chemistry major, for research at Cal Tech under the direction of Dr. Brian Stoltz of the Cal Tech Chemistry Dept. At CSULB Joel works in the laboratory of Dr. Kasha Slowinska in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. Joel is a trainee in the Maximizing Assess to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U*STAR) program at CSULB, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Bianca Y. Pingul, a senior Molecular, Cellular Biology, and Physiology major, for research under the direction of Dr. Jason Schwans of the CSULB Chemistry and Biochemistry Dept. Bianca is a trainee in the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) program at CSULB, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

The 2019 ABRCMS meeting will come to Anaheim on November 13-16 next year.