Genomics Research Collaborative in UMaine Honors College
The Genomics Research Collaborative (GRC) is a new interdisciplinary biomedical research training program within the University of Maine Honors College. Since the Fall, three teams of Honors students are conducting research with faculty mentors on topics ranging from how the innate immune system responds to Influenza A Virus infection, to the behavioral and physiological responses to toxins in drinking water, to discovering genes that could lead to new bacteriophage therapies for tuberculosis. Even though the students in the GRC have different majors and years of study, they are all interested in biomedical research.
If you are an Honors students interested in applying to join the GRC, contact us to learn more.
- Kodey Silknitter – Mechanisms of the Hyperinflammatory Response to Influenza Infection (2nd prize for Undergraduate 3rd, 4th, and 5th year)
- Anna Briley – Transcriptomic variation underlying pollution resistance in fish (Honorable Mention)
- Zeke Robinson – Identifying potential genes of interest in Danio rerio infected with Influenza A (Honorable Mention)