Undergraduate Earns ABRCMS Award

PLB Undergraduate Akua (Nana) Acheampong won an award last month for her poster presentation in the Cell Biology session at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Tampa, Florida.

The theme of the conference this year was, 'Diverse Voices, Diverse Science: A Future of Excellence in STEM Research.' This represents their vision of a future that prominently features all of you as fully engaged participants in a career in STEM research. ABRCMS is extremely proud of the role that they plan in preparing underrepresented students for a career in STEM research. They know that this may be the first scientific meeting for most of the students attending, and they want it to be one of many in the future. They strive to inspire students at the conference because they will continue to diversity the biomedical research workforce in ways that represent their society.

Nana is an REU student and has been in Kathy Osteryoung's lab for about three years. She is being mentored in her current research by postdoc Katie Porter. 

Congratulations, Nana, on this wonderful achievement!