Landon Bradshaw (Class of 2023) and Elena Singer-Freeman (Class of 2025) recently attended ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Students) in Anaheim, California and were awarded honors for their poster and oral presentation, respectively. Both BMB students perform research in the Currie Lab at Wake Downtown, although Elena presented work from her summer research at MDIBL in Bar Harbor, Maine. ABRCMS is a primarily undergraduate-focused conference that brings together students from a diverse cross-section of research and backgrounds. Elena was excited about her time at ABRCMS, “I learned so much about future research opportunities, and heard and met so many inspirational scientists. Presenting on the work I did this summer on the oral panel was the highlight of my experience.” Landon enjoyed connecting with other scientists at the meeting , “ABRCMS was an incredible experience that allowed me to see myself represented in science in a meaningful way. This conference empowered me to connect with phenomenal peers pursuing similar careers as me, and network with amazing research institutions and scientists.”
BMB students who are interested in attending future ABRCMS meetings can apply for travel grants from ABRCMS (https://abrcms.org/) or from the Wake Forest Starr Travel Grant Program (https://ureca.wfu.edu/student-resources/starr-travel-grant).