LSAMP Scholar Presents
at National Conference

Jennifer Patritti Cram with poster presentation at ABRCMS conference

Jennifer Patritti Cram, a junior LSAMP Scholar majoring in Neuroscience, presented her research at the 14th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) on November 12-15 in San Antonio, Texas. Under the guidance of faculty mentor Professor Helen Chamberlain from the Department of Molecular Genetics, Jennifer presented a poster on “Evolution of cell signaling networks: a study of the EGF signaling pathway of C. briggsae for a comparison to C. elegans.”

UPDATE: Since presenting, Jennifer has been admitted into the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Graduate Program.

ABRCMS is one of the largest professional conferences for underrepresented students and students with disabilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). During the conference, over 1,500 students participated in presentations.

In addition to ABRCMS, Jennifer also presented at the annual Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference: Creativity, Vision, & Drive: Toward Full Representation in STEM, which was held on October 16-18 in Los Angeles, California.

Founded in 1973 by a group of minority scientists, SACNAS is “dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.”