Omotola and Avery

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women student Jamie Avery, a senior majoring in biology and psychology, presented a research paper on the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein at the recently held Southeast Regional IDeA conference.

Oluwabukola Omotola, a former student of the sciences and mathematics department, also presented on technical aspects of protein gel electrophoresis at the conference held at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Hotel in Biloxi in November.  

Both Avery and Omotola work in the research laboratory in the sciences and mathematics department on campus. The students were accompanied by Dr. Ross Whitwam, professor of biology, while Dr. Ghanshyam Heda, associate professor of biology, is on sabbatical leave in India.

Students, researchers and faculty members attended the conference, which is funded by the Investigational development award Network of Biomedical Research Excellence program of National Institutes of Health.

The states that make up the Southeast region include Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and West Virginia.

Editor's Note:
This work was supported by the Mississippi INBRE funded by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (Grant No. P20GM103476) and Faculty Research Award from MUW.

Dec. 11, 2015
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