Chinweoke Osigwe, an undergraduate student studying biochemistry, was selected as a recipient of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
The fellowship is for students planning to pursue graduate careers in microbiology. Fellows have the opportunity to conduct full-time summer research at their home institution with an ASM mentor and present their research results at the 2017 ASM Microbe Meeting in New Orleans if their abstract is accepted.
Osigwe will work with Alan Levine, professor of molecular biology and microbiology.
The title of the research project is “Defining the Regulatory Role of Lipid Raft Micro-domains in the T Cell Receptor Signaling Pathway.”
Each fellow receives up to a $4,000 stipend and funding for travel expenses to the Microbe Academy for Professional Development and ASM Microbe Meeting.