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Penn State Millennium Scholars Recognized for Research at ABRCMS 2018

Posted: November 28, 2018

The Millennium Scholars Program, now in its sixth year, had 10 ten students present research at ABRCMS 2018 (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students). ABRCMS encourages minority, first generation, veteran and students who are disabled to pursue higher education in STEM. The annual conference was held November 14th through the 17th in Indianapolis, IN. Students had an opportunity to network with STEM faculty and professionals and to hear about current research. Ten Millennium Scholars attended the conference eight presented research posters and two presented their research oral presentations. The group included two seniors, 3 juniors, and five sophomores. Donovan Brown (sophomore, biology) received a prize for his poster presentation on Purification and Crystallization of the Staphylococcus aureus Heme-Regulating Proteins HemA and HssR. Cuyler Luck (junior, chemistry) and Talia Seymore (junior, toxicology) each earned a $300 prize for their oral presentations. Cuyler presented on Quantifying Minimal Residual Disease in Breast Cancer Dormancy and Talia discuss her work on The Effect of Prenatal Exposure to an Environmentally Relevant Phthalate Mixture on Testosterone Levels in Adult Male Mice. Also presenting posters were: Ouniol Aklilu (sophomore, biomedical engineering) Teniola Idowu (junior, biochemistry and molecular biology) Talayah Johnson (senior, biology) David Lee (senior, biochemistry and molecular biology) Ilana Mosely (sophomore, veterinary and biomedical science) Monique Porter (sophomore, microbiology) Crishon Washington (sophomore, computer science)