Biology PhD student Alison Wirshing wins International Award
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Congratulations to Biology PhD student Alison Wirshing for winning the International Society of Differentiation Beverly McKinnell Student Award (and 1000€) at the Society for Developmental Biology Poster Competition this past weekend! Alison participated in the 75th Annual Meeting ISD 19th International Conference (http://sdbonline.org/2016mtg). After being selected as finalists from the poster session, Alison and the other finalists had 3 minutes to present their work to a panel of 10 judges. Alison’s poster was entitled Development of organized stress fibers in a model contractile tube coincides with cell contraction following tissue stretch and is dependent on Ca2+ signaling and myosin II activity.
Great job, Alison and congrats as well to her advisor, Prof. Erin Cram!
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