Please join us in honoring the 2016 Bioscience Fellowship Award Winners on:

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at Hotel DuPont

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Congratulations to our 2016 award winners


University of Delaware

Maria Limmina

Maria is a junior with a near perfect GPA. And is a graduate of Ursuline Academy in Wilmington DE. Her research, entitled “Decoration of the bacterial outer membrane with nonulosonic acid affects serum resistance”, will be carried out in the laboratory of Dr. Fidelma Boyd in the Department of Biological Sciences

Delaware Technical and Community College

Mara Baker

Mara Baker is about to start her final year at Delaware Technical Community College where she is pursuing her Associates in Biological Science. She is currently engaged in undergraduate research under the advisement of Dr. John McDowell.
Her research project involves collecting ticks from the local population and screening them for the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme Disease, in order to determine the percentage of ticks in the area capable of transmitting the disease to others.
She also has begun a study into to determine the function of the hypothetical protein encoded for by the BdrA gene found on the cp32-1 plasmid of Borrelia burgdorferi B31MI.

Delaware State University

Erika Mendoza

Erika Gabrielle Mendoza is a graduate of Alexis I DuPont high school where she tutored other students in math and English. She is also an accomplished pianist who played for several years at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church in Bear, Delaware. She is a Delaware State University Scholar and received a full academic scholarship to attend the University. Erika is majoring in biological sciences with a concentration of forensic biology and minors in chemistry and criminal justice. She is also furthering her knowledge of conducting research and developing her laboratory techniques and research methods while working in cancer research under the direction of Dr. Karl Miletti.. Her project is to analyze a transcriptional regulatory function of CD44 via its intracytoplasmic domain (CD44-ICD) using NanoLuc Binary Technology (NanoBiT). After graduation, Erika hopes her education and research background will enable her to work in a police or FBI forensics laboratory.

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