The K-INBRE “Star Trainee Program” is designed to identify outstanding prospective biomedical researchers during their junior year in college, and provide financial support during the senior year. This capstone program will support students with extensive research experience (minimum of 3 semesters of research experience). Star Trainees are expected to present their research (poster or oral presentation) at the annual K-INBRE Symposium.
Mariaelena was earned this award for her proposal to study the evolution of immune defense in Drosophila. She’s off to UCSF for an REU program this summer and then she will start thinking about graduate schools. We are so proud of her!