Amanda Reese Receives the ASM Research Fellowship
19 June 2015 – Amanda Reese, a junior 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 is a national award aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D) in microbiology. Recipients will have the opportunity to conduct full time research at their home institution with an ASM member and present research results at the ASM General Meeting the following year.
Amanda is working with BMB faculty mentor Dr. Scott Lindner, and is using gene editing techniques (Flp/FRT, CRISPR/Cas9) to study host/parasite interactions using both human-and rodent-infectious malaria parasites.