Marshall hosts undergrad researchers from 11 schools
HUNTINGTON -- Sixteen undergraduate students from 11 institutions are spending the summer conducting biomedical research in Marshall University's laboratories.
The students are participating in nine-week programs offered through the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, WV-INBRE and the university's Summer Research Internship for Minority Students, SRIMS, initiative.
While at Marshall, the interns are working in the university's state-of-the-art facilities on research projects related to cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes, neuroscience, toxicology, immunological diseases and bioinformatics.
The students will present their research results at a symposium at the end of the summer.
Students participating in the WV-INBRE summer program include:
Rebecca Goydel, Fairmont State University
Alnairouz Katrib, West Virginia State University
Ankita Khunt, University of Charleston
Jonathan Kinder, Bluefield State College
Kyle Lehosit, Bethany College
Renuka Mahatara, University of Charleston
Kenny Nguyen, University of Charleston
Courtney Pierron, University of Charleston
KM Tanim, West Virginia State University
Jordan Tate, West Virginia Wesleyan College
Judith Urbanic, Glenville State College
Linh Vu, University of Charleston
The WV-INBRE program also sponsors summer fellowships for instructors. This year's fellowship recipient is Dr. Sobha Gorugantula, an assistant professor of chemistry at Alderson Broaddus University.
WV-INBRE is funded through a $16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Marshall-in partnership with researchers at West Virginia University-received the award to help build expertise in biomedical research.
Students in this year's SRIMS program are:
Luisa Hernandez, Fayetteville State University
Steven Paniagua, University of California-Santa Cruz
Sheryl Vermudez, Chaminade University
Saidah Wright, Claflin University
Support for the SRIMS program comes from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission's Division of Science and Research, and private donations to the Marshall University Foundation SRIMS fund.
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