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Alec Perera & Gloria Le - Experimental Biology Conference

In April 2017, seven UA undergraduate researchers joined up with other scientists from our institution along with their faculty adviser, Chad Park, and journeyed to Chicago for the Experimental Biology 2017 national conference. This umbrella event hosts several American scientific societies including American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). All of the undergraduates traveling with the Biochemistry club were members of the ASBMB student chapter and were awarded travel grants from either national agency to defray their costs. Awardees were selected based on their poster presentations during the annual Biology, Engineering, and Chemistry Undergraduate Research (BECUR) conference hosted by the Biochemistry club. In some cases, additional funds came from the university club association, ASUA. The students presented their individual research work as well as the outreach efforts from the Biochemistry club. Our outgoing VP, Alec Perrera won first prize in his category during the undergraduate poster competition. He and our outgoing President, Gloria Le, were inducted into the ASBMB honor society and ran a panel on "Outreach for Student Chapters". In addition to enjoying the spring time weather and the food in the Windy city, the students got a chance to talk science with peers, mentors, and future employers. In 2018, the Experimental Biology conference moves to nearby San Diego and we hope to send even more students to attend.
Gloria Le at EB 2017