Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Joshua Hurssey has an MD/PhD in his Sights

Joshua Hurssey, senior at Mississippi Valley State University spent his summer doing research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His research is entitled, ““Evaluation of Bone Marrow and Subcutaneous Fat in Ovariectomized Rats Following Sustained Delivery of Estrogen or NPY – 1Receptor Antagonist.” His goal is to pursue an MD/PhD and to eventually become…

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Dr. Shahid Karim Making Strides in Tick-Bourne Disease Research

Dr. Shahid Karim, Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director from The University of Southern Mississippi, recently published his research entitled, “Catalase is a determinant of the colonization and transovarial transmission of Rickettsia parkeri in the Gulf Coast tick Amblyomma maculatum” in the journal Insect Molecular Biology. Dr. Karim’s research is funded by Mississippi INBRE.

Alexis Crockett conducted research at Jackson State University through the Research Scholars Program

Alexis Crockett, sophomore at Alcorn State University, was a member of the Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars program this summer. She conducted research in the lab of Dr. Joseph Cameron at Jackson State University. Her research was on the effects of estrogen hormone replacement therapy on the kidneys of ovariectomized rats. After graduation, she plans to…

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Rust College Student, Xavier Short learned how to be an asset to his community through the Service Scholars Program

Xavier Short, senior from Rust College, was a member of the Mississippi INBRE Service Scholars program this summer. His research was on the influence of social support on body image, optimism, and sexual practices. His goal is to eventually own his own prosthetics & orthotics clinic. About his summer experience, he said, “The Mississippi INBRE…

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Wayneisha Williams conducted research on prevalence of birth defects in Mississippi through the Service Scholars Program

Wayneisha Williams, junior from Alcorn State University spent her summer as part of the Mississippi INBRE Service Scholars Program. Her research was entitled “Investigating the Association Between Socio-Economic Factors and the Prevalence of Birth Defects in Mississippi”.  In the future, she plans to attend nursing school and eventually take a role in the public health field.…

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University of Mississippi student, William Varner conducted research on contributing factors in osteoporosis through the Research Scholars Program

This summer, University of Mississippi student, William Varner conducted research on contributing factors in osteoporosis at the University of Mississippi Medical Center under Dr. Andrew Smith. About his summer experience, William said, “I like a challenge and INBRE provided me the opportunity to learn while expanding my skill set in Biochemistry which is my major.”