Two SJSU Students and Three Faculty Awarded CSUPERB Grants

The CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) has announced the 2017 President’s Commission Scholars and Seed Grant awardees. Two of the eight President’s Commission Scholars are from SJSU: Kareem Aboulhosn, a freshman chemistry student working with Prof. Laura Miller Conrad on a project titled: Photoaffinity studies to identify the molecular target of pyocyanin inhibition” and Jackie Vo, a sophomore chemical engineering student working with Prof. Claire Komives on a project titled “Exploration of metalloproteinase inhibitor peptide against Anthrax Lethal Factor”.

Two SJSU faculty were awarded Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Development Grants: Prof. Brandon White for “Targeting triple negative breast cancer cells with walnut compounds” and Prof. Katherine Wilkinson for “Proprioceptor regulation by excercise released substances and gamma motor neurons”.

Prof. Elizabeth Skovran was awarded an Entrepreneurial Joint Venture Matching Grant for “Characterizing lanthanide transport in methylotrophic bacteria for recovery of rare earths from discarded electronics”. All three SJSU faculty awardees are from the Department of Biological Sciences.

Congratulations to the awardees!

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