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Student Receives Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Society for Microbiology

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The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected Timothy Kelly from The Pennsylvania State University as a 2003 award recipient of the ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

This fellowship is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/PhD.) in microbiology. Fellows have the opportunity to conduct full time summer research at their institution with an ASM mentor, and present their research results at the 2004 ASM General Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Each fellow receives a $2,500 stipend, a one-year ASM student membership and reimbursement for travel expenses to the ASM General Meeting. Each mentor receives reimbursement for supplies.

This year, 80 applications were received and 31 were awarded. Of the 31 awards, 20 were awarded to students from research and doctoral institutions and 11 were awarded to students from masters and liberal arts institutions.

Jean E. Brenchley is Timothy's mentor. The title of the research is: "Characterization of a Psychrophilic Marine Pseudoalteromonas sp. and Characterization of an Extracellular Cold-active Agarase."

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is the oldest and largest single biological membership organization, with over 40,000 members worldwide. Please visit http://www.asm.org/Education/index.asp?bid=4319 for more information on this fellowship.

 

CONTACT:

Mary Nyingi, 202-942-9283, mnyingi@asmusa.org
Irene Hulede, 202-942-9295, ihulede@asmusa.org

 

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