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NIH Supplement granted to Munson Lab’s Jacqueline Forson

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Jacqueline ForsonJacqueline Forson, student intern in the Munson Lab, was recently granted an NIH Diversity Supplement from NIGMS based on an application written in relation to Dr Munson’s currently funded R01 project. The NIH Diversity Supplement supports underrepresented individuals, especially those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds, interested in research in various biomedical sciences. 

The goal of her project will be to evaluate the role of exocyst and Sec1 during SNARE assembly and membrane fusion. 

Jacqueline is currently pursuing a double major in biochemistry and biology & biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  Now entering her senior year, Jacqueline is completing her major qualifying project at UMMS under the supervision and guidance of Mary Munson, PhD. 

Besides her academic work, Jacqueline is also head tutor at her university’s writing center. As the daughter of two immigrant parents, Jacqueline will be the seventh from her extended family to graduate from college. 

Following graduation from WPI, Jacqueline plans to be the first in her family to pursue a PhD. She hopes that she can continue to advocate and provide hope for underrepresented students interested in research. 

Congratulations Jacqueline! 


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