INBRE Students Win Top Awards at MBMSS

The 48th annual Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium took place virtually on April 28-30, 2021, offering a platform to share research results, exchange ideas, promote collaboration, and network with Maine scientists and students.  The event included online poster and speaker sessions and a career panel for students, as well as a panel on COVID-related research throughout the state.
INBRE students won top awards for their poster presentations:
Category: Undergraduate students – 1st – 2nd year
1st Place: Stephen Grierson, University of Maine at Presque Isle
Microbiology | Identifying missing subunits and regulators that cause the decreased function in antibiotic resistant and susceptible bacteria
Grierson conducts research in the lab of INBRE Project Leader Larry Feinstein, Ph.D.
Category: Undergraduate students – 3rd – 5th year
1st Place: Bailey West, University of Maine Honors College, Orono (more about West here)
Immunology | Effects of oral-care antimicrobial cetylpyridinium chloride on tyrosine phosphorylation: a potential mechanism for mast cell inhibition assessed via In-Cell Western
West participated in the Honors College phage genomics course and was an INBRE fellow in the summer of 2019 in the Gosse Lab at UMaine. 

New this year, the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) sponsored an award to be given to authors of one outstanding poster whose research includes uniquely designed methods or protocols or development of a product with clinical or commercial applications. The MTI Innovation Award winner for 2021 is: 
Innovation Prize: Katharina Roese, University of New England, Biddeford
Microbiology | Pyrogallol impairs bacterial biofilm formation by inducing microbial oxidative stress
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Full List of Poster Winners