Summer Research Program intern receives ABRCMS Travel Award

Mardochee Isme, an undergraduate senior at Bluefield State College who participated in the 2012 WV-INBRE Summer Research Program, has received the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Student Travel Award to attend the 2012 ABRCMS conference in San Jose, CA, November 7 – 10, 2012. The Travel Award provides undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students $1500 to be used for travel related expenses and/or conference registration. ABRCMS is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. Mardochee will present the research she performed over the summer under the mentorship of Dr. Nalini Santanam, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Toxicology at Marshall University School of Medicine. The title of her work is: “Epigenetics of endometriosis-associated pain”. The other investigators in the study included Kristeena Ray, Melissa Massie and Carla Cook. This project was supported by supplemental funds from NIH-funded WV-INBRE.