Catching up with 2014 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Keith Cobb, Jr.

Tougaloo student, Keith Cobb, has continued to conduct research even after his experience as a Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar. While still working on his undergraduate degree at Tougaloo College, Keith is conducting research in the lab of Mississippi INBRE Research Development Grant recipient, Dr. Bidisha Sengupta. His research is entitled, “DNA Sequences Dictate the Properties…

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Catching Up with 2015 Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar, Danielle Reed

Tougaloo College graduate, Danielle Reed has continued to excel in her field since completing her experience as a Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar. After graduation from Tougaloo and the completion of her summer experience, Danielle joined the staff at Open Arms Health Center. Currently, Danielle is working at LabCorps while pursuing a Masters of Public Health…

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Student Spotlight: Academic-Year Scholar, DJ Hawkins

Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, DJ Hawkins recently received an award for an outstanding research presentation in the Chemistry Division at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Phoenix, AZ. As a Millsaps College student, DJ conducted research entitled “Maleimide Coupled Doxorubicin.” Congratulations, DJ. We look forward to seeing where your Mississippi INBRE Scholar…

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Mississippi INBRE Sends Students to National Conference, ABRCMS

Mississippi INBRE is proud of our Scholars, faculty and staff who represented Mississippi at the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students on November 1-4, 2017. Mississippi INBRE had seven Scholars representing six institutions at this year’s conference. Each student worked hard on their presentations and represented Mississippi well. Those in attendance included: Mississippi…

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Catching up with 2004-13 Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Dr. Davida Crossley

Dr. Davida Crossley has gone far since working as a Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar. Dr. Crossley did her research in the lab of Dr. Glen Shearer at The University of Southern Mississippi during her undergraduate and graduate careers. Upon receiving her doctorate from USM, she began teaching at Alcorn State University as an assistant professor…

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Mississippi INBRE Represented at Annual South Central Branch, American Society for Microbiology Meeting

The annual South Central Branch, American Society for Microbiology Meeting was held on October 19-21, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. At this year’s meeting, Mississippi INBRE was represented by nine faculty and students who presented research both in oral presentations and in poster presentations. Two of those students received awards for their presentations. Graduate student,…

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Catching up with 2014 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Raquema Williams

Tougaloo College student, Raquema Williams has been working hard to continue her research since her experience as a 2014 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar. Currently, Raquema is a senior at Tougaloo College working in the lab of Mississippi INBRE Research Development Awardee, Dr. Pradip Biswas. She plans to graduate from Tougaloo College in May of 2018…

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Student Spotlight: Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Zachariah Bashir

This year class of Mississippi INBRE Scholars featured many amazing students such as Jackson State University student, Zachariah Bashir. Zachariah spent his summer research experience conducting research entitled, “Histomorphometric analysis of the kidney of ovariwctomized rats following the release of an NPY -1 receptor antagonist.” Zachariah’s goal is to eventually complete medical school and become…

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Mississippi INBRE’s Dr. Banerjee receives grant from NASA

Congratulations to Dr. Santanu Banerjee from Tougaloo College for receiving a grant from NASA for his research. Dr. Banerjee is a Mississippi INBRE Research Development Grant recipient. The $26,000 grant will allow Dr. Banerjee to conduct research which will mimic environmental conditions on Mars such as UV radiation, temperature, humidity and microgravity. The goal will be…

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Student Spotlight: Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Reagan McGuffee

Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Reagan McGuffee was recently awarded second place in the Cancer Division at the Southeast Regional IDeA Meeting in Morgantown, WV. As a Millsaps College student, Reagan conducted research entitled “Synthetic Approaches to Photoactivatable Aromatic Heterocycles for Photoinduced Cell Death.” His goal is to obtain his Ph.D. in Chemistry or to work…

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