Rhodes Represented at American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Meeting in San Diego

group shot of nine student scientists posing outside on a balcony; sky in the background
(from left) Uchenna Ugwu, Mac Williamson, Spencer Beckman, Lauren Rowland, Ashmeet Singh, Elisabet Olsen, Brianna Betton, Lynsey Campbell, Joanna Hobson

Rhodes students presented research at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting held in April in San Diego, CA. The society has more than 12,000 members from around the world. 

“Our groups presented four different posters in the Undergraduate Poster Competition and a second time during the meeting’s general poster session,” says Dr. Loretta Jackson-Hayes, associate professor of chemistry and director of Rhodes’ Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program. 

She and Dr. Terry Hill, professor of biology, accompanied the group of students including Mac Williamson, Spencer Beckman, Lauren Rowland, Ashmeet Singh, Elisabet Olsen, Brianna Betton, and Lynsey Campbell. 

Two non-Rhodes students who worked in the college’s labs last summer—Joanna Hobson from Lane College and Uchenna Ugwu from LeMoyne-Owen College—also went with the group.

The Rhodes group got to hear the latest research in biochemistry and molecular biology as well as network with scientists from around the world.