Seven Cal State Long Beach Students Recognized for Biomedical Accomplishments at Conference • Long Beach Post

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) students are racking up some recognition in prestigious conferences across the country.

Seven CSULB students were recognized for their research in Seattle, Washington this week at the 15th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Scientists (ABRCMS), sponsored by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

Research topics ranged from chemistry and microbiology to social and behavioral science and public health, according to a release issued by CSULB.

The students won awards for their research presentations, shown to a jury of scientists at the conference, which is one of the largest, professional conferences for underrepresented minority students, military veterans, and persons with disabilities who wish to pursue advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

A total of 32 students from CSULB presented research as part of the conference’s 1,750 research presentations. Participants had to submit a brief summary of their research and findings. This submission had to pass a rigorous review and selection process, in which only a handful of select individuals from each school was accepted as a presenter.

The following individuals from CSULB were recognized for their research presentations and accomplishments (name, followed by subject, followed by research advisor and program):

  • Matthew Argame | Neuroscience, Jennifer Ostergren, Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)
  • Lori Digal | Chemistry, Michael Schramm, BUILD
  • Haley Gause | Microbiology, Douglas Pace, Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)
  • Nicholas Nieto | Biochemistry, Jason Schwans, BUILD
  • Alice Pieplow | Developmental Biology and Genetics, Elizabeth Eldon, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
  • Elvira Salazar | Social and Behavioral Science and Public Health, Christine Whitcraft, Bridges to Baccalaureate Bridges
  • Daniel Sallee | Biochemistry, Paul Weers, Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U*STAR)

The programs listed, BUILD, RISE and U*STAR are programs funded by institutional training grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). LSAMP is funded by the National Science Foundation to increase the number and diversity of students with STEM degrees.

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