Eleven Creighton students made undergraduate research presentations at the annual National Institutes of Health INBRE (IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence) Nebraska meeting in Grand Island recently.
Six senior INBRE scholars, Anne James, Christina Nguyen, Troy Hubbard, Katie Del Vecchio, Audrey Gallagher, and Megan Bosch gave poster presentations and five junior INBRE scholars Brent Bruck, Zachariah Holmes, Jing Chen, Meghan Smith, and Kristina Ward gave oral presentations on their summer research projects.
In the oral presentations, biochemistry major Zachariah Holmes working with Creighton professors Garrett Soukup in biomedical sciences and Julie Soukup in chemistry, won first place.
In the poster presentations biology major Troy Hubbard working with Creighton professor Karin van Dijk in biology and University of Nebraska at Lincoln professor Jim Alfano from the Center for Plant Science Innovation also won first place.
Ten undergraduate and three graduate schools in Nebraska work together to recognize the importance of biomedical research and to provide opportunities to pursue such cutting edge breakthroughs at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and medicine through the INBRE project.