Jessica Choi, senior, has been selected by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) as a 2011 recipient of the ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship. This fellowship is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) in microbiology. Fellows have the opportunity to conduct full–time summer research at their institution with an ASM mentor and present their research results at the 112th ASM General Meeting in San Francisco, CA if their abstracts are accepted.
Stuart Jones, assistant professor of biology, has mentored Choi since she began researching last fall. She studies substrate availability and predator influences on aquatic methaneoxidizing bacterial abundance, and their activity, and diversity.
Choi was one of the thirty–nine awardees chosen from sixty–eight applicants. Each fellow receives up to a $4,000 stipend, a two–year ASM student membership, and funding for travel expenses to the ASM Presentation Institute and 112th ASM General Meeting.
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is the oldest and largest single biological membership organization, with over 40,000 members worldwide.
Please visit www.asmn.org/students for more information on this fellowship.