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USM students participate in BioME Student Showcase and win.

BioME hosts Student Showcase virtually

2020 BioME Student Showcase Recap

On April 15, 2020, BioME organized the second annual BioME Student Showcase. The format was a little different this year, but despite obvious difficulties, the Showcase was held virtually and proved to be a success. 10 college students and 16 high school students were selected to virtually present their original life sciences-related research to a panel of judges in competition for cash and academic prizes.

The BioME Student Showcase & Spring Networking Reception was originally scheduled to be held at Cloudport CoWorking Multispace in Portland, but the in-person event was moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s college winners include:

  • 1st Place AwardSarah Holbrook, University of Maine
    AAV9-Ighmbp2 gene therapy significantly improves motor performance in severe SMARD1-like mouse model, nmdem3
  • 2nd Place Award Anastasia D’Amico, University of Southern Maine
    Investigating the Effect that Inhibiting FABP4 or FABP5 May Have in Myeloma Cell Proliferation
  • 3rd Place AwardRachel Cray, University of Southern Maine
    Role of oxidative stress within the astaxanthin biosynthesis pathway of Haematococcus pluvialis

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