10 UCI undergraduates participating in the School of Biological Sciences Minority Science Programs (MSP) received awards for their research presentations at the 2021 Virtual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS). The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society. The research competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students from domestic and international institutions. Their awards will be recognized in the April issue of the Science magazine and on the AAAS website. The AAAS Student E-poster competition recognizes the individual efforts of students who are actively working toward an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral-level degree. The winners’ presentations displayed originality and understanding that set them apart from their peers.

MSP undergraduates are participating in research training grants funded by the National Institutes of Health to prepare them to pursue Ph.D. degrees and careers in biomedical research.

 

MSP wins 10 awards at the AAAS 2021 Virtual Conference!

In Vivo Imaging of 2-AG Induced Xenopus Laevis Retinal Ganglion Cell Development
Joshua Martinez and Dr. Susana Cohen-Cory
University of California, Irvine
First Place in Category: Brain and Behavior

 

 

 

MSP wins 10 awards at the AAAS 2021 Virtual Conference!
Focal Deletion of BAF53b in the Adult Brain is Sufficient to Impair Long Term Memory
Rosa Serrano and Dr. Marcelo Wood
University of California, Irvine
Second Place in Category: Brain and Behavior

 

 

MSP wins 10 awards at the AAAS 2021 Virtual Conference!

Upregulated 2-AG and AEA Affect Synaptic Plasticity In Xenopus laevis Visual Circuite
Marina Edward and Dr. Susana Cohen-Cory
University of California, Irvine
Third Place in Category: Brain and Behavior

 

 

 

MSP wins 10 awards at the AAAS 2021 Virtual Conference!Multidrug Resistance Conjugative Plasmid in an Environmental Escherichia coli 
Casadora Boone and Dr. Luis Mota-Bravo
University of California, Irvine
Second Place in Category: Cell Biology

 

 

 

Assessment of Possible Metabolic Disrupting Compounds through Optimized Protocol
Christian Checkcinco and Dr. Bruce Blumberg
University of California, Irvine
Third Place in Category: Cell Biology

 

 

 

MSP wins 10 awards at the AAAS 2021 Virtual Conference!Studying the Chromatin States in Alzheimer’s Disease Derived Microglia
Angelique Cortez and Dr. Ali Mortazavi
University of California, Irvine
Second Place in Category: Developmental Biology Genetics and Immunology

 

 

 

MSP wins 10 awards at the AAAS 2021 Virtual Conference!
Beta-Lactam Resistance in an Avian Escherichia Coli from California
Clarisa Martinez and Dr. Luis Mota-Bravo
University of California, Irvine
First Place in Category: Environment and Ecology

 

 

First U.S. Report of Escherichia Coli ST1193 Collected from an Aquatic Environment
JoAnne Villagrana and Dr. Luis Mota-Bravo
University of California, Irvine
Third Place in Category: Environment and Ecology

 

 

 

MSP wins 10 awards at the AAAS 2021 Virtual Conference!Multidrug Resistant and Virulent Environmental Escherichia coliST38
Marize Rizkalla and Dr. Luis Mota-Bravo
University of California, Irvine
First Place in Category: Medicine and Public Health

 

 

 

MSP wins 10 awards at the AAAS 2021 Virtual Conference!Relational Database for the Analysis of Quantified Cardiac Muscle Tissue Study
Francisco Brenes and Dr. Anna Grosberg
University of California, Irvine
Third Place in Category: Technology, Engineering and Math

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