Monday, November 3, 2014

Ali Hussain Earns Award at the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences


On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Ali Hussain, a B.S. biology major, pre-medicine option, attended the 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, which was held at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The Symposium was well attended with 246 abstracts and 276 undergraduate student presenters. The event consisted of morning and afternoon poster sessions, workshops on Professional Communication and Ethics for Scientists, and a plenary talk by Dr. David Asai from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) entitled “Transition States, Hilde Mangold, and You.” Ali presented a poster entitled “Differential Methylation of GNG7 in Normal B6 Mouse Tissues,” on the research that he and Jeffrey Dailey have done in the laboratory of Dr. William Schwindinger. His presentation was very well received and he was awarded the second place certificate in his poster group.