Thursday, April 18, 2019

Biochemistry Student Presents at Intecollegiate Student Chemists Convention

Taylor Runkle, junior biochemistry major, presented her research at the 83rd Annual Intercollegiate Students Chemists Convention on April 6, 2019 at Gettysburg College  Taylor has been mentored the last two semesters by Dr. Ellen Kehres, assistant professor, who also attended the conference, and Dr. Michal Borland, associate professor, in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  Her talk, "Comparative Efficacy of Selenium-Analog PPARb/G agonists in Human Malignant Melanoma" conveyed the results of research that has been supported by a COST Research Professional Experience Grant (PEG) and a Society of Toxicology (SOT) Undergraduate Faculty Grant (Borland).

The Intercollegiate Student Chemists (ISC) Convention is one of the oldest, continuously meeting annual conventions of its kind in the United States. It is intended to recognize and reward meaningful undergraduate research in the chemical sciences, providing a forum for students to give oral presentations of the results of their research. The conference this year was attended by 46 students from 21 universities and colleges.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Vincent Venditto from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, who spoke about the use of liposmes in drug delivery.  Next year's conference will be held at Franklin and Marshall College.

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