This summer we had five undergraduate HHMI Research Scholars (Alisha, Kristen, Dongeun, Alejandra and Sean) in our lab. They worked directly with postdocs and grad students in the lab on various research projects. They were a fun and highly productive bunch, and did an excellent job presenting their research at the end of the summer!
TurnFirst is a wonderful charity that was started by Samantha Guerry and its purpose is to provide information for those diagnosed with or affected by MS. This year, TurnFirst established the Roger D. Semerad Scholarship For Research in the Neurosciences at Georgetown University Medical Center in honor and memory of Roger Semerad, a corporate and public executive who had chronic progressive MS.
Stephanie is a MD/PhD candidate at Georgetown University and currently doing her rotation in our lab. She will receive a $3,000 research award to study the mechanisms of remyelination and neuroprotection as part of the ongoing work in the lab. Congratulations Steph! Further information about the announcement can be found in the TurnFirst MS News.
For more information about TurnFirst, please visit: http://turnfirst.org/
We are very happy to announce that the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has funded our grant application! The funds will be used to carry out experiments to understand the molecular signals involved in CNS remyelination.