Acheampong Earns UURAF Award

The annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF)
provides Michigan State undergraduate students with an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activity. Held each spring in the MSU Union, UURAF
brings together an intellectual community of highly
motivated students to share their work with faculty,
peers, and external audiences.

Plant Biology senior undergraduate Akua (Nana) Acheampong won a first-place award for her oral presentation at the 19th annual MSU University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) in the Biochemical & Molecular Biology category. In her talk entitled, “Investigating Analogous Functions of Cyanobacterial MinC and Arabidopsis ARC3 in Cell and Chloroplast Division,” Nana described the research she has been conducting in the laboratory of Dr. Katherine Osteryoung under the mentorship of postdoc Katie Porter.

Last semester Nana presented her research at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Tampa, Florida and also received an award for her poster presentation.