NIC students present biomedical research during conference

Seven North Idaho College students recently presented their research during the fifth annual Idaho Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) research conference hosted by North Idaho College Aug. 6-8.
All of Idaho’s higher education institutions were represented in the 60 research posters presented by undergraduates from across the state. The posters are visual representations of the research completed by students.
The following represented North Idaho College:
Machele Gonzalez of Post Falls, Katherine Zebedeo of Hayden and Stephanie Barley of Post Falls presented “Tumorigenesis in the C3(1)/TAg Mouse Model of Mammary Tumor Development” in collaboration with the INBRE Summer Scholars program directed by Cheryl Jorcyk and Amanda Vruesch of Boise State University.
Veronica Hendricks of St. Maries presented “Solid Phase Extraction for Oil and Grease” after completing an internship with Walter Mueller of Accurate Testing Laboratory in Coeur d’Alene.
Elizabeth Collins of Priest River presented “Molecular Biology Techniques for In Vitro Protein Production” following an internship with Wusi Maki of the Center for Advanced Microelectronics and Biomolecular Research (CAMBRE) at the University of Idaho Research Park in Post Falls.
Luke Carter of Coeur d’Alene presented “Anti E. Coli O157 Ab Specificity: wt O157:H7 86-24 Vs. F12 Mutant and Yersinia Enterocolitica” after interning with Josh Branen and Erin Douthit of Biosensors and Nanotechnology Applications Laboratory at the University of Idaho Research Park in Post Falls.
Matt Bauer of Hayden presented “Isolation and Characterization of Broad Host Range Plasmids from Various Habitats” after an internship with Eva Top of the University of Idaho. Additionally, Bauer was the first from NIC and one of only 35 students from across the state selected for the INBRE Undergraduate Fellowship Program.
INBRE is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is designed to give undergraduate students with interest and aptitude the opportunity to gain research experience in biomedical science. The conference was sponsored by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006

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