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Research symposium brings together minorities in the biomedical sciences

Melanie Mediavilla and Marina Zemskova
Doctoral microbiology student Melanie Mediavilla (right) talks with Marina Zemskova, PhD, of the Center for Molecular Biology and Gene Therapy, about the research project she participated in as part of the fifth Loma Linda University - National Institutes of Health initiative for minority student development annual research symposium, held August 10 in Wong Kerlee International Conference Center. Ms. Mediavilla’s group project focused on treatment - resistant prostate cancer cells.
Gabriel Linares and Ed Norton
Doctoral physiology student Gabriel Linares (right) explains research focusing on molecular cloning and functional studies on a novel mouse growth hormone responsive gene in bone to Ed Norton, who visited the research symposium because his daughter, Jacqueline, is part of UPWARD, a program through the School of Medicine’s office of minority student development in the biomedical professions. UPWARD seeks to inspire underrepresented minority high school students to become biomedical scientists.

TODAY news for Thursday, September 1, 2005