Sigma Xi Awards Honor Three SMBS Graduate Students

Published April 27, 2012

Three graduate students in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are among the five recipients of Sigma Xi research awards at UB.

Sigma Xi presents the awards to recognize outstanding original graduate research.
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UB’s chapter of Sigma Xi presents the awards to recognize outstanding original graduate research. This year, more than 60 students from 24 academic units at UB and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center participated.

The winners from our school are as follows:

Shannon Clough (PhD candidate)

Program: Neuroscience

Poster title: “Concurrent Access to Running Wheel Is Necessary for Methamphetamine-Induced Entrainment in SCN Lesioned Mice”

Faculty mentor: Margarita Dubocovich, PhD

Laura Marks (MD/PhD candidate)

Poster title: “Streptococcus Pneumonial Biofilms Show High Levels of Genetic Recombination”

Faculty mentor: Anders Hakansson, PhD

Alex Morrison (PhD candidate)

Poster title: “Sestrin2 Mediates the LKB1-AMPK Signaling Cascade in the Ischemic Heart”

Faculty mentor: Ji Li, PhD