Congratulations to Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB) major Katie Tiemeyer who was recently selected as a Barry Goldwater Scholar and a Beckman Foundation Scholar! Katie is the only BU student this year to receive a Goldwater scholarship, a national honor awarded to students based on a strong commitment to, and potential for, a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. The award will provide scholarship funds for Katie during her junior and senior year. The Beckman Scholars program, competitively awarded to BU, provides two years of research support to two BU students working in biomedical research. Katie is a sophomore double majoring in BMB and Voice and is conducting research with Kim McCall (Professor of Biology) on neurodegeneration using the fruit fly model system. Katie, who began working with Prof McCall as a freshman, has been supported by UROP and will continue working in the McCall lab through her senior year. Katie has presented her research at national meetings including the Genetics Society of America’s 59th Annual Drosophila Research Conference this April.
Congratulations also go to BMB junior Chris Petty who received Honorable Mention in the Barry Goldwater Scholar competition! Chris is a current Beckman Scholar who is doing research in Biology professor Frank Naya’s lab working on the regulation of cardiac muscle cell differentiation.