Mallika Rao spent the summer helping to provide free health care services to women in India through the PoornaSudha Cancer Foundation.
The award, totaling $294,000 with Dr. Keri Colabroy of Muhlenberg College, supports collaborative research of an unstudied family of enzymes related to biofuel production.
Caroline Magee, Emily Harrison, Rebecca Evans, Madison Perchik, and Samantha Jelinek were the only American undergraduates at the conference attended by scientists from all over the world.
The Rhodes senior shares her experiences and the valuable lessons learned working at Hope House, which seeks to improve the quality of life for HIV-affected individuals and their families.
The article was published Sept. 1 on The Commercial Appeal website.