The Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) recently sponsored the 87th annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting (MAS) at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, MS. Held on February 23-24, 2023, the meeting hosted over 1,200 attendees as well as over 800 STEM research presentations in both oral and poster format. Mississippi INBRE funded faculty and students were among those who presented.
Sarah E. Morgan, PhD, professor and associate director of the School of Polymer Science and Engineering at The University of Southern Mississippi, presented the keynote speech, titled “Polymer Science at the Interface of Biology: Designing Polymeric Biomaterials.”
MAS is one of the largest STEM research conferences in Mississippi, allowing faculty and students from across the state to share research on a variety of topics ranging from molecular biology to computer sciences. Its 87th meeting boasted some of the largest attendance numbers in recent years, and the meeting is expected to grow in the near future. Mississippi INBRE is proud to strengthen in-state STEM research collaborations through sponsoring this important meeting.
Congratulations to the below Mississippi INBRE funded faculty and students who were among those that presented or had a student in the undergraduate poster competition:
- Shahid Karim, PhD, Mississippi INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director, The University of Southern Mississippi
- Lianna Li, PhD, Mississippi INBRE Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor of Biology, Tougaloo College
- Benjamin Onyeagucha, PhD, Mississippi INBRE Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor of Biology, Mississippi University for Women
- Wolfgang Kramer, PhD, Mississippi INBRE Curriculum Grant Awardee, Professor of Chemistry, Millsaps College
- Faith Anderson, 2022 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Mississippi College
- Benjamin Hemming, 2022 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Delta State University
- Christopher Bruni, 2022 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Millsaps College
Research presented at this conference is divided into 13 divisions: agriculture and plant sciences; cellular, molecular and developmental biology; chemistry and chemical engineering; ecology and evolutionary biology; geology and geography; health sciences; history and philosophy of science; marine and atmospheric sciences; mathematics, computer sciences and statistics; physics and engineering; psychology and social science; science education; and zoology and entomology.
For more information about MAS, visit msacad.org.