Five undergraduate researchers from the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry received best poster presentation awards at the 2019 ABRCMS Meeting!
The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Meeting took place November 13-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Michael Lam of the Schwans Lab, junior Molecular Biology major and Fellow in the NIH Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) program, presented his work Fmoc-Dipeptides as a Scaffold to Systematically Investigate Inhibitors of Butyrylcholinesterase, an Enzyme Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease.
Robert Mejia of the Narayanaswami Lab, junior Biochemistry major and Scholar in the NIH T34 Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program, presented his work titled Development of Apolipoprotein AI Chimera for Targeted Drug Delivery to Breast Cancer Cells.
Lisa Rusali of the Schramm Lab, senior Molecular Biology major and Fellow in the NIH RISE Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) program, presented her work titled Ring Closing of Aromatic Alkynes and Gold Cavitand Substrate Selectivity.
Reema Shinh of the Mezyk Lab, junior Chemical Engineering major and Fellow in the NIH Research Initiative for Scientific (RISE) Enhancement program, presented her work titled Monochloramine Reactivity with Amino Acids in Wastewater: Kinetic and Temperature Dependence.
Angela Tran of the Weers Lab, senior Molecular Biology major and Scholar in the NSF Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program, presented her work titled “The Role of Lysine 52 and 54 in the Stability of Apolipophorin III via Salt Bridge Formation. (Angela is also a past participant in the NIH BUILD program.)
Details on the 2020 ABRCMS event can be found at https://www.abrcms.org/.