Vicki DeVault and Joyce Thompson, second year Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Science students in Dr. Jon Boyson‘s and Dr. Arti Shukla‘s labs, have been awarded full scholarships to attend the 54th Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME.

The scholarships, funded by the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, will allow Vicki and Joyce to attend the two-week course, which starts next week, as well as require the students to present posters in the poster session.

“We are looking forward to learning genetics from a human disease viewpoint,” they said, “and how we can apply both the basic science and disease perspective to our own research going forward.”

Vicki and Joyce would like to thank the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation for providing the scholarship to attend the course, and their PIs, Drs. Boyson and Shukla, for encouraging them to apply to go to this course.

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