OS Lab members recognized at the UMB Graduate Research Conference

The UMB Graduate Research Conference took place yesterday at the UMB student center. OS lab members Angie Nguyen, Alexandria Reinhart, and Louise Djapgne all participated either through oral or poster presentations.

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Left to right: Alexandria Reinhart, Mandy Oglesby-Sherrouse, Angie Nguyen

At the end of the day OS lab members Angie Nguyen and Alexandria Reinhart both received Outstanding Oral Presentation awards. Alexandria’s abstract was entitled “Regulation of the PrrF and PrrH small RNAs in Pseudomonas aeruginosa“. Angie’s abstract was entitled “Iron depletion enhances antimicrobial activity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa against Staphylococcus aureus.”

Louise Djapgne presented a poster on her work entitled “Characterizing interactions between Hfq and the PrrF and PrrH small RNAs of Pseudomonas aeruginosa“. Louise and Angie were also both recognized during the UMB PhD candidacy ceremony for successful completion of their qualifying examinations this past fall.

Louise Djapgne named a Meyerhoff Graduate Fellow

Louise Djapgne, a third-year PSC graduate student in the OS Lab, has been named a Meyerhoff Graduate Fellow! The Meyerhoff Fellows Graduate Program provides financial assistance and networking opportunities to PhD students from underrepresented groups, with the goal of “promoting cultural diversity in the biomedical sciences”. A full story is available on the School of Pharmacy website. Congratulations Louise!