Myrto Ziogas (MBBC’22) delivered an oral presentation at the 8th Mini-Symposium for Young Investigators in New Orleans, LA

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Myrto Ziogas (MBBC’22) 8th 8th Mini-Symposium for Young Investigators in New Orleans, LA

Myrto Ziogas (MBBC’22) delivered an oral presentation at the 8th Mini-Symposium for Young Investigators in New Orleans, LA.  Myrto’s talk, entitled “Characterizing a Novel SloR Recognition Element in the S. mutans mntH Promoter” won first place in the “Best Student Presentation” category.

Myrto graduated from Middlebury College in 2022 with a major in MBBC.  Since graduation she has been working as a laboratory technician in the Boston area.  Currently, she is deciding where she wants to go to graduate school since she has been accepted to the graduate program in Molecular Cell Biology and Duke University, and to similar programs at UC-San Diego and University of Southern California.

Professor Spatafora and students in Washington D.C.

American Society for Microbiology in Washington, DC

In June 2022, research students India Drummond (MBBC ’21.5), Emily Bulczynski (MBBC ’22) and Jenny Pushner (MBBC ‘21.5) traveled with Professor Grace Spatafora to the American Society for Microbiology meetings in Washington, D.C., to present the results of their senior work.

Professor Spatafora and students in Washington D.C.

Also in attendance was Spatafora researcher Ali DePaolo (MBBC ‘23).  Their posters received many visitors including Middlebury College alumni Emily Putnam (MBBC ‘10), Julia Schwartzman (MBBC ‘09), and Daniel Tetrault (MBBC ‘2020). While not attending the meetings a good time was had by all at the National Mall.

 

 

 

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