Congratulations to the nine SDSU NIH IMSD Scholars who presented at the 2012 Society for the Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference in Seattle, WA, Oct. 11-14.
Over 1300 abstracts were submitted for presentation in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), behavioral, and social sciences.
NIH IMSD STUDENT POSTER PRESENTERS:
Rey Ayon, Clark Lab, Ecology
Brittany Barfield*, Cole Lab, Chemistry
Rosannae Chhouk*, Gersberg Lab, Environmental Sciences
Erin Fletcher, Doran Lab, Microbiology, Kristen Frosio, Amir Lab, Psychology
Erika Garcia*, Hedin Lab, Ecology
Sashary Ramos (BEP Scholar), Tong Lab, Chemistry
Elizabeth Travis, Hovell and Lai Labs, Ecology
Alicia Zamudio, Feuer Lab, Biology
*Presented extramural summer research projects
SACNAS AWARD RECOGNITIONS
Three SDSU IMSD scholars were recognized for outstanding undergraduate research in their disciplines. They were recognized on stage at the conference and awarded a cash prize.
Kristen Frosio, Psychology – Mentor: Dr. Nader Amir
“Cognitive processing differences between obsessional thoughts and excessive worries”
Elizabeth Travis, Ecology – Mentors: Dr. Kevin Hovell and Dr. Chun-Ta Lai
“Insight into the feeding ecology of the California spiny lobster, Panulirus interruptus, using stable isotope analysis”
Alicia Zamudio, Biology – Mentor: Dr. Ralph Feuer
“Characterization of Coxsackievirus Infection in Neural Stem and Progenitor Cells Derived from a Transgenic Mouse Model for Alzheimer’s Disease”
Congratulations again to all scholars and special thanks to all faculty mentors and their lab teams for their time and support!