Cheri L. Lamb, a doctoral student in Boise State’s biomolecular sciences Ph.D. program, won a first-place award for Best Oral Paper Presentation at the 55th annual Symposium of the Idaho Academy of Science (IAS). The meeting was held on the Idaho State University campus in Pocatello March 21 to 23.
A panel of Academy judges selected Lamb for the award based on her presentation, “Activation of Hepatic Stellate Cells by the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor During Experimental Liver Fibrosis.” Kristen A. Mitchell sponsored and directed Lamb’s research for this project. Lamb will receive a certificate and a monetary award.
In addition, Katherine Westover, a student in the department of chemistry and biochemistry, won a first-place award for Best Poster Presentation. A panel of academy judges selected Westover for the award based on her poster presentation “Expression and Purification of Wild Type and a Mutant EsaI AHL Synthase Enzyme.” Rajesh Nagarajan sponsored and directed Westover’s research for this project. Westover will receive a certificate and a monetary award.