howardThe Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology welcomes new Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) High School Scholars. Smita Bhattacharjee (from John A. Ferguson High School) and Megan Zou (from Ransom Everglades School) started their research training in the laboratory of Dr. Daunert. In addition, Maria Suarez-Nieto (from Medical Academy for Science and Technology, MAST@Homestead) and Matthew Bec (from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School) joined Dr. Toborek’s laboratory.

Their training will last from June 13, 2016 – July 28, 2016, and will end with research presentations. The HHMI High School Scholars Research Program provides students attending any private or public school within the Miami-Dade County the opportunity to participate in research at the University of Miami. Out of 120 high school student applicants, 20 were selected to work in teams of two under the guidance of experienced mentors to gain hands on experience in laboratories specialized in the fields of biomedical engineering, neuroscience, biology, ophthalmology, and other research areas tailored to students’ interests and experience.

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