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Wesley College Cannon Scholar Presents at National Conference

Posted February 22nd, 2017 at 9:01am

Austin LunaWesley College Cannon Scholar, Austin Luna, presented his undergraduate research project poster on melanoma at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. that took place from February 16-20.

Luna, a biology major from Schuylerville New York, conducted his research on melanoma at Green Clinics Laboratory (Dover, DE) last summer under the mentorship of Dr. Fady Gerges. He has also been selected to go to Portugal for three weeks for the Atlantis Project Pre-med Fellowship Abroad program. The program gives pre-med students the opportunity to shadow doctors in a variety of locations abroad and experience a real-life setting before committing to medical school.

Financial support of the project was provided by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the DE-INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) program under grant number P20 GM103446. Austin is also an active participant of the Wesley College Cannon Scholars’ program, which is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM DUE award under grant number 1355554.