Lehigh Valley campus biology students accepted into prestigious research course

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Three Penn State Lehigh Valley undergraduates have been accepted to participate in a National Institutes of Health-sponsored training course normally reserved for faculty and advanced postdoctoral fellows. Tyler Adams, Michael Mfarej and Taylor Rundatz received full scholarships, air fare and lodging to attend Rehabilitative and Regenerative Medicine for Minority Health and Health Disparities (REMEDY), a Frontiers Advanced Training Course, from Dec. 3 to 7 at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

"This is an incredible achievement for these young undergraduate researchers to learn state-of-the-art bioengineering, cellular, molecular and genetic research methods alongside leaders in the field," said Jacqueline McLaughlin, associate professor of biology at Penn State Lehigh Valley and faculty mentor to the students. "It will be invaluable experience for them as they continue honing their research skills and preparing for careers in science."

According to the program website, "REMEDY offers dynamic training courses that provide a fresh series of daily lecturers on emerging concepts, followed by extended discussion, laboratory research, technologically intense workshops and informal seminars over a week-long period. The primary aim is to educate and update rehabilitation and regeneration researchers on the implications of stem cells and tissue engineering for mechanistic discoveries and on designing improved strategies for rehabilitation discoveries, especially in the CNS (central nervous system) and skeletal-muscular systems."

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Last Updated December 04, 2013