IMSD Scholars Shine at the 2012 SACNAS Conference

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.


Headshot of Kristen, Alicai, and Liz

Kristen Frosio (psychology), Alicia Zamudio (biology/psychology), and Liz Travis (ecology) with their Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards at the SACNAS conference in Seattle, Washington, October 13, 2012

Over 1300 abstracts were submitted for presentation in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), behavioral, and social sciences.


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


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!

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