Sigma Xi 2020 winners!

Five MSP students received awards at the 2020 Sigma Xi Virtual conference. One of them conducted remote research at the University of Pennsylvania and the others conducted remote research at the University of California, Irvine. All of them are UCI undergraduates.

The following list includes the name of the MSP student that received the award (first author of the poster), the name of co-authors and principal investigator (last author), research title and category of the award:

Joe Gonzales, Gaurav Jha, Joshua M. Zeigler, Ilektra Andoni, and Dr. Reginald M. Penner. Hydrogen Programmed Mesoporosity of Nanoscopic Niobium (V) Oxide Thin Films. Poster Category: Chemistry 
Leslie Vazquez, Dr. Iván Muñoz-Gutiérrez, Dr. Luis Mota-Bravo. Escherichia coli from a Migratory Aquatic Bird Carries a Novel Combination of Plasmid Encoded Antibiotic Resistance and a Virulence Adhesion Factor. Poster Category: Physiology and Immunology 
Alyza Roman, Dr. Luis Mota-Bravo. First Report of an ST26 IncI1 Plasmid to Carry the β-lactam Resistance Gene blaCMY-2. Poster Category: Environmental Sciences. 
Kelsey Salcido and Dr. Zachary Schug. Targeting Acetate Metabolism in Breast Cancer. Poster Category: Cell Biology and Biochemistry
JoAnne Villagrana, Dr. Amelie Garenaux, Dr. Luis Mota-Bravo. Escherichia coli ST1193 collected from an aquatic environment harbors multidrug resistant region. Poster Category: Ecology and Evolution.