Barry biology majors receive awards at Biomedical Research Conference

Barry students (left to right): Talia Guardia (RISE-Biology), Precious deVerteuil (MARC-Biology), Sandra Richardson (Biology), Launie Bruno (MARC-Mathematics), Marcela Toro (Biology), and Nicole Lopez (MARC-Biology) at the ABRCMS Conference.

Two senior biology majors, Sandra Richardson and Marcela Toro received travel awards to attend the national Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), held November 7-11 in San Jose, Calif. Four MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) and RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) students also attended the meeting, and all students presented their research.

Richardson, who works under the mentorship of Dr. Stephanie Bingham, received an award for her poster presentation on her neuroscience research. She investigated the effect of embryonic ethanol exposure on zebra fish development.

Over 200 awards were given to the approximately 1,820 student presentations including Richardson.

Students were mentored by Dr. Bingham and Dr. Flona Redway.

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