Alcorn represents Mississippi at National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence

Alcorn’s presence was felt at the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence in Washington D.C. from June 16-18 when their scientific work titled “Role of PPR RNA-binding proteins in mitoribosome biogenesis” was one of five top presentations from Mississippi out of 68 submitted projects from all over the state.

These scientific achievements, entirely performed at Alcorn, Department of Biological Sciences were from the research team led by professors Dr. Jon Ignacio Moreno and Dr. Marta A. Piva. From this group, Jasmine Moore and Jacquais Dukes, both Alcorn graduate students, Brenita C. Jenkins, currently in the Ph.D. program at Penn State and Ineshia Coleman from Tougaloo College also presented their research work.

The Mississippi INBRE (IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) is part of the Institutional Development Award (IDeA), which is a national program sponsored by NIH (National Institute of Health) to enhance excellence in Biomedical Research.

“It was a real honor to represent Alcorn State University and the Mississippi INBRE at this national symposium,” said Dr. Moreno proudly as he expressed how brilliantly the students presented their work.

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