UNIQUE Research Experiences of MARC Students: 2002

Irene Alvarez, a senior in Chemistry, conducted research at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, MD in the lab of Dr. Julie Donaldson.

Alex Barela, a senior in Molecular and Cellular Biology, participated in the Summer Research Training Program for MARC scholars through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in Bethesda, MD.

Nanibaa Garrison, a senior in Molecular and Cellular Biology, conducted research at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France in the lab of Dr. Jean-Louis Guenet. This was made possible through the BRAVO! Program.

Linda Mobula, a junior in Biochemistry, conducted research at Johns Hopkins University in the Minority Summer Internship Program (Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) in the lab of Landon S. King, MD.

Humberto Sirvent, a senior in Molecular and Cellular Biology, conducted research at the University of Notre Dame in the lab of Dr. Ploplis.

Jennifer Thompson, a senior in General Biology, participated in the MSTP Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, University of California, San Diego

Special Invited Opportunities:

Celeste Lopez, Kelli Randon: NIAID Introduction to Biomedical Research Program, Bethesda MD, February;

Jennifer Thompson: Berkeley Edge Conference, October

Meetings attended:

Irene Alvarez, Rowena Campbell, Tiffany Davis, Linda Mobula, Veronica Placencio, Sky Watson: ABRCMS, New Orleans, November

Alex Barela, Anthony Beas, Santiago Canez, Kelli Randon, Humberto Sirvent: FASEB 2002 Conference, New Orleans, April;

Alex Barela, Anthony Beas, Santiago Canez, Nanibaa Garrison, Clarita Lefthand Begay, Linda Mobula, Kelli Randon, Humberto Sirvent,: SACNAS Conference, Anaheim CA, September

Paul Hoover: International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Atlanta GA, March

Celeste Lopez: Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA, April

Other activities:

Irene Alvarez, McNair trainee

Nanibaa Garrison, McNair trainee