Biology Students Receive NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium Fellowship
Brandon Cooley, an undergraduate student majoring in Biology (Cell and Developmental track) with a pre-med interest and astronomy minor, received an undergraduate research fellowship from the NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. Brandon works in the lab of Dr. Donna Santillan in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His research involves studying the effects that aspirin has on gene expression in trophoblast cells in preeclamptic women during pregnancy. With the ISGC fellowship, Brandon will also be looking at the effects of microgravity on the development of cells. Congratulations Brandon!
Rich Bowman, a graduate student in the Integrated Biology (iBio) Graduate Program, also received the NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium Fellowship award for the Fall 2018 semester for his research on DNA damage repair and chromosome synapsis in meiosis. Rich is a member of Dr. Sarit Smolikove's lab in the UI Department of Biology. Congratulations Rich!