The lab hosts two summer students

/ August 22, 2022

We hosted two fantastic summer students this year! Time flew by and they’ve already completed their projects. Lennae Nockideneh, a pre-nursing student at Dixie State University, joined us through the Native American Summer Research Internship (NARI) program. She worked with Paige on a project identifying potential blood group variants in the great apes.  Dariana Rodriguez Purcell, a biology/pre-med and business major at the University of Tampa, joined us through the Genomics Summer Research for Minorities Internship (GSRM) program. She worked with Helena on a project comparing the evolutionary rates of essential and non-essential genes in Plasmodium. Both learned a lot and it was great to get to know them and watch them make new discoveries!  Lennae and Dariana presented posters at the University’s summer research symposium and plan to present at the SACNAS conference in Puerto Rico in October.

Links to the two fantastic summer research programs:

https://medicine.utah.edu/pediatrics/research/education/nari

https://medicine.utah.edu/pediatrics/research/education/gsrm

Lennae at her poster at the summer research symposium!

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