Ursinus Biology, Neuroscience and BCMB students present research at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting in Washington DC.

Researchers from the laboratories of Dr. Jennifer King and Dr. Dale Cameron recently presented their work at the ASCB/EMBO annual meeting in Washington DC.

Biology students Nyrobi Barnes (’20) and Kelsey Blake (’21) along with Neuroscience student Tatiana Swindell (’22) presented their work from Dr. King’s lab on the effects of an HIV protein on the activity of specialized immune cells in the central nervous system called microglial cells. From the Cameron lab, Dr. Christina Kelly and BCMB major Samantha Beck (’20) presented their work on the formation and physiological consequences of prions, which are infectious, self-propagating protein structures that can cause neurodegenerative diseases in mammals. The Ursinus researchers took advantage of the opportunity to receive input on their research and to network and learn about cutting edge cell biological research currently taking place at institutions from across the globe.