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Feb. 17, 2020


Two IMSD Scholars Selected for Awards at ERN Conference

Over the weekend of February 6-8, our scholars attended the 2020 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM hosted in Washington, DC. Eleven of our IMSD and MoLSAMP Scholars attended, with 2 of our IMSD Scholars receiving undergraduate poster presentation awards. We are pleased to announce that junior IMSD Fellow, Esiri Emeje, received Second Place…

Dec. 5, 2019


Four IMSD Scholars selected for Outstanding Poster Presentations at this year’s ABRCMS Conference!

Our IMSD Scholars recently returned from this year's Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), hosted in Anaheim, California.  Twenty-three of the IMSD Scholars participated, with 18 presenting their research. We are pleased to announce that for the ninth year in a row, at least one IMSD Scholar from MU has been selected as an Outstanding Research Presentation Award Recipient in their category.…

Dec. 5, 2019


IMSD Scholar Alisha Perry awarded first place at Health Sciences Research Day!

IMSD Fellow & Peer Mentor, Alisha Perry, was selected for an award for her research project at last week’s Health Sciences Research Day at the MU School of Medicine.  Alisha’s project, “Hepatic Short Chain Fatty Acid Oxidation (SCFA) in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease” was awarded first place in the clinical…

Nov. 7, 2019

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IMSD Scholars prepare for the 2019 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) next week in Anaheim, California

Last Monday, October 28th, the IMSD program held a Draft Poster Session for the 18 IMSD Fellows and Apprentices selected to present their research posters at this year’s ABRCMS conference.  Our IMSD Scholars presented drafts of their posters to over 50 MU faculty, staff and graduate students and were given feedback for their final presentations. …

July 25, 2019

IMSD Scholars present their research at the MU Summer Undergraduate Research Forum

Congratulations to all of our IMSD Scholars who presented their research posters today at the Mizzou Summer Undergraduate Research Forum.  Our Scholars, along with 90 other undergraduate researchers from Mizzou and several other institutions, discussed the research projects they have been working on throughout the…

May 17, 2019

Congratulations 2019 IMSD Graduates and Honors Recipients!

It's been another amazing year for our IMSD Scholars and we are so proud to share the following list of Awards, Honors & Distinctions from the past year: Outstanding Poster Presentation (Physiology & Cell Biology) ABRCMS 2018, Indianapolis, IN James Ball (Fellow/Peer Mentor) / Faculty Mentor: Jaume Padilla Paxton Kostos (Fellow) / Faculty Mentor: Antje…

April 24, 2019

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IMSD Apprentices honored at the Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative 10th Anniversary Banquet!

Last night at the Mizzou Black Men's Initiative (MBMI) 10th Anniversary Banquet, two of our freshmen Stage II Apprentices were honored for their academic and community service achievements.  Brendan Ball received the MBMI Cares Award and Clayton Ivie received the Top Scholastic Achievement Award.  Both men are freshmen at Mizzou and joined labs this semester…

April 22, 2019

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IMSD Fellows win outstanding poster presentation awards at MU’s Life Sciences Week!

IMSD Fellows Maha Hamed, senior, and Paxton Kostos, junior, both won outstanding poster presentation awards at the Life Sciences Week awards ceremony on Friday.  Maha's poster titled "Role of Salicylic Acid in Immune Responses in Arabidopsis Clathrin-Coated Vesicle Mutants" was awarded 2nd place among the 80 undergraduate posters judged for Life Sciences Week, and Paxton's…

April 18, 2019


IMSD Alum Ashley Aguillard wins NSF GRFP Fellowship!

Recent IMSD alum, Ashley Aguillard, is one of the recipients of this year's National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship award.  The NSF selects approximately 1,000 recent graduates each year for this highly competitive fellowship.  Ashley graduated from MU in December with a degree in Biochemistry.  She conducted her undergraduate research in…

March 18, 2019


IMSD Fellow Maha Hamed presents for MU IPG’s “Plant Talks” series

IMSD senior Fellow Maha Hamed gave an outstanding presentation of her research for MU's Interdisciplinary Plant Group's "Plant Talks" series last week in the Bond Life Sciences Center.  Maha presented her research project to a packed room, the first undergraduate researcher invited to present at Plant Talks.  Her research project, "Understanding the Role of Salicylic…