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Biology Major wins National Summer Research Fellowship for his study of the cardiovascular effects of pregnancy

Marcus Wagner (Biology, Class of 2017) was recently awarded an Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship by the American Physiology Society for a project titled “The Effects of Multiple Pregnancies on the Murine Heart: Are changes in pregnancy-induced cardiac function exacerbated after multiple pregnancies?”

Marcus is one of just 24 Fellowship recipients from a worldwide applicant pool, and the only Awardee who will be completing his research project at a Liberal Arts college.  Marcus was selected based on his academic merit, the quality of his proposed research, and the support of his faculty mentor, Dr. Beth Bailey. In addition to a summer stipend, Marcus will also receive funds to travel to the Experimental Biology 2017 meeting in Chicago to present his research. 

Marcus will spend 10 weeks this summer working in the Bailey lab and is also serving as a mentor for Ursinus College’s HHMI sponsored FUTURE program. Marcus is from Shavertown PA and a member of the Ursinus College Men’s Swim Team.