Undergraduate Researchers Win Awards from AIC & AAI

By William Carson | November 17 2015

Congratulations to Melissa Scola and Yesen Zhou, undergraduate researchers in the Department of Pathology who have won awards for their abstract submissions to this year's Autumn Immunology Conference (AIC) in Chicago, IL. Ms. Scola (LSA '16) received a "Young Investigator Award" for her abstract entitled "Interleukin 18 modulates inflammatory gene expression in macrophages via histone ubiquitination." Mr. Zhou (LSA '16) received a "Undergraduate Award"  for his abstract entitled "Epigenetic regulation of dendritic cell cytokine production by HDAC9." Both awards are sponsored by the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) and come with special recognition at the conference, along with a cash prize. Both students are current and former members of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) which serves to connect undergraduates with laboratories and independent research experiences throughout the University. The UROP program is also graciously providing travel assistance to Mr. Zhou for his attendance at this year's AIC conference. Both students are mentored by Dr. William "Beau" Carson, Research Assistant Professor of Pathology.  

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