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Microbiology Award Winners


By Ed Hayward | Chronicle Staff

Published: Dec. 2, 2013

Biology majors Kelsey Maher ’14 and Mark Soo ’14 have been awarded undergraduate research fellowships by the American Society for Microbiology.

The two were among 37 undergraduates in the US to receive the fellowships, which come with a $4,000 stipend and funding for travel to the association’s Capstone Institute and the 114th ASM General Meeting. The fellowships recognize highly accomplished students who plan to pursue graduate careers in microbiology.

The awards fund summer research under faculty mentors. Maher conducts research in the lab of Associate Professor of Biology Marc-Jan Gubbels. The title of her research project is “Dissection of Centrin2 Function in Toxoplasma gondii.”

Soo is part of the research group of Assistant Professor of Biology Michelle Meyer. The title of his research project is “In Vivo Confirmation of Autogenous Regulation of the S6 Operon in E. Coli.”