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.”

Mary Carr conducted research at Mississippi State University in the lab of Dr. Justin Thornton through the Research Scholars Program

This summer, Mississippi University for Women student, Mary Carr conducted research at Mississippi State University in the lab of Dr. Justin Thornton. About her summer experience, Mary said, “Before doing the MS INBRE program I was sure I wanted to be a physician but this program has made me reconsider that. Over the last two…

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