Michelle Wegscheid Receives ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected Michelle Wegscheid, a senior in the Specialized Curriculum in Biochemistry, as a 2012 award recipient of the ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected Michelle Wegscheid, a senior in the Specialized Curriculum in Biochemistry, as a 2012 award recipient of the ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

This fellowship is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) in microbiology. Fellows have the opportunity to conduct full time summer research at their institution with an ASM mentor and present their research results at the 113th ASM General Meeting in Denver, CO if their abstract is accepted.

Each fellow receives up to a $4,000 stipend, a two-year ASM student membership, and funding for travel expenses to the ASM Presentation Institute and 113th ASM General Meeting.

This year, one hundred twenty-two applications were received and fifty-six were awarded.

Dr. Brenda Anne Wilson from University of Illinois is Michelle Wegscheid’s mentor. The title of the research project is: Development and Characterization of Modular Delivery Vehicles Based on Diphtheria Toxin and BoNT/A.

Read more at the American Society for Microbiology.

September 21, 2012 All News