Two School of Molecular & Cellular Biology students were named winners at the 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Neha Arun, a junior in the School of MCB, was awarded for an outstanding oral presentation on "Optimizing a Cell Line Model of HIV Latency to Structurally Characterize Virological Synapse Formation and its Impact on Viral Spread." Her research mentor is Collin Kieffer, a professor in the Department of Microbiology.
Alexander Wang, a senior in the School of MCB, was awarded for an outstanding poster presentation on "Estrogen Receptor Beta 1: a Potential Therapeutic Target for Triple Negative Breast Cancers." His research mentor is Benita Katzenellenbogen, a professor in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology.
The Undergraduate Research Symposium, organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research, has taken place each year since 2008. Hundreds of students across campus participate each year, presenting their work in oral and poster presentations.