Dr. Lynn Harrison and several members of her lab recently attended the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Harrison presented a talk on her funded NASA grant entitled, "Subjecting Mycobacterium marinum to Low Shear Modeled Microgravity".
Other members of her lab also participated in the poster session, and Joseph Clary and Ashini Modi were formally recognized. Members of the Lu Laboratory also attended.
First Year Medical Student, Morni Modi, presented a poster in the graduate student category. The work was funded by the FWCC Idea award and LaSPACE REA award. The title of her poster was, "Can Clustered DNA Damage Increase Transcriptional Mutagenesis and Produce Toxic Forms of Alpha-Synuclein?"
Joseph Clary, who is now a freshman undergraduate at Georgia Tech, was awarded a joint first place award in the undergraduate poster session for his work performed at LSU Health during the previous year. The work was funded by a LaSPACE REA award. The title of the poster was, "Development and Optimization of an Inexpensive 3D Clinostat".
Ashini Modi, a senior high school student at Caddo Magnet High School and current SMART student, won first place in the high school poster session for her work done independently (not in the Harrison Lab). The title of her poster was, "An Evolutionary model for Stellar Wind Induced Atmospheric Escape of Small Exoplanets".
Congratulations to all!