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Neurobiology Major Shelley Cobb Receives SACNAS Award for Research Presentation

January 2017

shelley cobbShelley Cobb, C’2017, was recently recognized with a 2016 SACNAS Student Presentation Award for her biomedical research project at the National Diversity in STEM Conference in Long Beach, California. 

The neurobiology major and french minor was honored along with other student awardees in October during the national conference sponsored by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. The three-day conference showcased more than 1,000 poster and oral presentations from undergraduate and graduate students. 

Cobb, who plans to pursue a career in medicine and research, was recognized for her poster presentation on “The Role of Monoamines on the Response of Antioxidant Enzymes.”

The Nashville, Tennessee native conducted research for the project through the B.S./M.S. Neuroscience Research Program at the Morehouse School of Medicine with her faculty mentor, Kennie Shepherd, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology at MSM.

“I was very excited to have the opportunity to present my research at the SACNAS conference,” Cobb said. “I am grateful to have won an award and am grateful to my mentor, Dr. Kennie Shepherd, for his support.”

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