Summer Undergraduate Research Program Presentations

Date Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Six students participating in the Summer Undergradute Research Opportunity Program, worked in labs in the Cell and Developmental Biology Deparment this summer. Hosting students this year were the Imbalzano, Lawrence, Nickerson, Rivera and Zhang Labs. A poster session was held on July 31, 2014 where the students presented their research projects completed in the labs.

The program is designed to provide participants in-depth exposure to actual bio medical research. Participants will create career-building connections between researchers, post docs, graduate students, and peers. The program encourages participants to consider biomedical research as a viable career choice. The Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is a non-credit, ten-week, structured research experience sponsored by UMMS Office of School Services. The program consists of "hands-on" laboratory research with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor. The program is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and UMMS Office of Research.

Nickerson Lab student Rivera Lab student
Michael R. Mercier presents research from the Nickerson Lab. Jessica Rosario poses with her mentor Jaime Rivera.
Imbalzano Lab student Imbalzano Lab student
Muhammad Waqas Choudhery did research with both
the Imbalzano and Zhang labs.
Sierra McDonald presents research from the Imbalzano Lab.
Lawrence Lab student Poster session
Janelle Cota poses with mentors Lisa Hall, Kelly Smith
and Meg Byron from the Lawrence Lab.
End of summer poster session in the LRB.
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