Senior biology major and 2016 VURF recipient Laura Meissner presented her research at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting in April 2017.
On her experience:
"The ASBMB conference was very interesting because it was part of the Experimental Biology conference, so I was able to attend other meetings, especially in the American Society for Nutrition. ASBMB had interesting talks on antibiotic resistance, all of which I attended. One of the talks focused on the underlying mechanisms that confer the resistance, and another discussed therapeutic strategies to overcome resistance. I also attended a cancer signaling and therapeutics session that was part of ASBMB. As I mentioned, the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) was also in attendance at the Experimental Biology meeting, so I was able to attend many interesting talks on the immune system and nutrition. I also attended many meetings on the impact of nutrition on the microbiome. I was able to present my poster at two separate sessions, and spoke to seven people, all of whom had interesting questions and offered interesting insight regarding my research that I was unaware of. Overall, the meeting was very interesting and informative. Thank you for funding my travel expenses."