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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Student Spotlight: 2017 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Joshua Hurssey

Mississippi Valley State University student, Joshua Hurssey spent this summer as a Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His research was entitled “Evaluation of Bone Marrow and Subcutaneous Fat in Ovariectomized Rats Following Sustained Delivery of Estrogen or NPY – 1 Receptor Antagonist.” Last week, Joshua attended Southeast Regional IDeA…

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Student Spotlight: Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Katie Penton

Mississippi INBRE Academic-Year Scholar, Katie Penton has been making strides in her research during her time working in the lab of Dr. Sharon Hamilton, Mississippi INBRE Research Development Grant awardee. Last week, Katie joined the group from Mississippi INBRE in attending the Southeast Regional IDeA Meeting in Morgantown, WV. While at the conference Katie was…

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Catching Up With 2014 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, Terra Parker Cody

As an undergraduate student at The University of Southern Mississippi, Terra Parker Cody completed the Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars program in the lab of Dr. Glen Shearer during the summer of 2014. Following her internship, she not only presented her research at the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, but also traveled to Washington D.C. to present…

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Mississippi INBRE Partnership with My Brother’s Keeper Introducing Students to Public Health, Health Disparities, and Research

The American Association for the Advancement of Science recently visited Mississippi INBRE to study the Community Engagement and Training Core. This core is made possible through Mississippi INBRE’s partnership with My Brother’s Keeper in Jackson, Miss. Through this partnership, the Mississippi INBRE Service Scholars program was established aimed at introducing undergraduate students from Mississippi to…

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Mississippi INBRE Scholars Present at Tougaloo College Research Symposium

On October 13-14, Mississippi INBRE Scholars, both past and present, presented their research at the Tougaloo College Research Symposium on Students’ Summer Research Series. These Scholars were among the 39 Tougaloo students in the Natural Sciences Division who completed internships or research experiences during this past summer and chose to present at this symposium. Mississippi…

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