UI Senior Wins First Place at Virology Association Meeting
September 29, 2017
University of Idaho senior Emily Kizer was voted first place by attendees at the 17th annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Virology Association the weekend of Sept. 23 in a poster presentation session with undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from across the nation. Kizer’s winning poster was similar to the work she presented at the Idaho IDeA Network of Biomedical Research (INBRE) conference in early August. At that event she also won first place as an INBRE Fellow.
Along with the first place award in September, she also won a cash prize. Kizer’s project, titled “Saccharomyces Yeasts to Combat Fungal Pathogens of Humans," is based on her work in Paul Rowley’s lab at the University of Idaho. She continues to be funded to work in Rowley’s lab for the 2017-2018 academic year by the Idaho INBRE Program through an Academic Year Research Award. Congratulations to Emily on her prestigious award and ongoing demonstration of scientific excellence.
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