William Dewey, a senior in the Biochemistry Department, received a VURF travel grant to present his research at the 50th Protein Symposium in Baltimore.
On his experience:
"Over the summer, my research professor, Dr. Kraut and I went to the 50th Protein Symposium in Baltimore along with two students from the Palenchar Lab and Dr. Palenchar herself. Dr. Kraut and I presented our research from our recently published paper titled "Substrate Ubiquitination Controls the Unfolding Ability of the Proteasome." We were able to share our findings with other researchers studying similar topics and I received advice from one of the researchers there on a project I was working on. In addition to our presentation, we also attended a number of talks on subjects such as cancer biology, protein aggregation, 3D-modeling, and numerous others. The experience was a positive one for me; this was the first time presenting at a conference of this magnitude and I was able to network with many great researchers. I am very grateful for Dr. Kraut for guiding me in my research and giving me this great opportunity and CRF for funding the trip."