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CMI SIRI Poster Award Winners

The Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI) Summer Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (SIRI) had seventeen undergraduate students doing summer research in various collaborative labs across the campus.  The program culminates in a poster competition at the CMI Annual Research & Innovation Summit.  The SIRI students presented posters and were judged not only on their research but also on their poise and professionalism.  Each student had five minutes to discuss their research and the judges had three minutes for follow-up questions.  The students were evaluated by two teams of judges, made up of one full time member and one associate member of the CMI.

The awards were announced by Dean Paul Lunn from the College of Veterinary Medicine and presented to the student by Provost Warwick Arden.

This years winners were:

First Place – Ben Stemen, Efforts Towards the Total Synthesis of Synoxazolidinone C

Second Place – Emma West, Genetically-inducing ACL Aplasia with CRISPR/Cas-9

Third Place (tie) – Cody Helms, Nanocarrier Optimization for Mast-Cell Targeting Drug Delivery in an Enhanced Permeability and Retention (EPR) Model

Third Place (tie) – April Gonzalez, Engineering Biomimetic Microvessels for Pre-vascularizing Tissue Constructs

Congratulations to our winners and the mentors!