Alaina Zappas Receives the ASM Research Fellowship
June 2015 - Alania Zappas, a senior in the Schreyer Honors College in the Eberly College of Science, has been awarded the American Society for Microbiology's 2015 Undergraduate Fellowship (ASM-URF). The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D) in microbiology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct full time research at their home institution with an ASM member. Alaina will be attending the 2016 ASM General meeting to present her work in a poster.
Alaina is working with faculty mentor Dr. Sarah Ades, studying why a stress response is required for survival of the Gram-negative bacterium Escherchia coli and how this stress pathway can be targeted for antibiotic development.