SPIRE Undergraduate Research Program 2011

Six undergraduate students from SPIRE's partner MSIs and a student from UNC Chapel Hill engaged in research projects mentored by SPIRE fellows at UNC Chapel Hill during the summer. The students participated in weekly professional development sessions, a GRE preparation course, and social activities in conjunction with other summer research programs on campus. The summer concluded with a symposium featuring Dr. Trevor Archer (NIEHS) and poster session on July 28, 2011 where students shared the results of their projects. Funding provided through an ARRA supplement from the NIGMS.

Matthew Bublitz, UNC Pembroke
SPIRE mentor: Amanda Chunco

Stephanie Edwards, UNC Pembroke
SPIRE mentor: Julia Schmitz

Brandy Jones, UNC Chapel Hill
Mentor: Lund Lab

James Kamau, North Carolina Central University
SPIRE mentor: Laurel Rodgers

Jamie King, North Carolina A&T State University
SPIRE mentor: Christina Swanson

Ronald Smith, North Carolina A&T State University
SPIRE mentor: Michelle Kovarik

Eboni Stafford, North Carolina A&T State University
SPIRE mentor: Laurel Rodgers