• Undergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences

College of Science, Health & the Environment

  • Undergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences 2014

    Who: Undergraduate students involved in chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology research in Minnesota, North Dakota, and the surrounding region
    When: October 3-4, 2014
    Where: Minnesota State University Moorhead, Langseth Hall

    Featured Speaker: 

    Catherine Smith MMSc (Influenza Division, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA)

    Applying Next Generation Sequence (NGS) Technology to the Understanding of Influenza Virus Populations   

    Catherine Smith is Public Health Scientist  for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  She received a B.S. degree in Biology from Mount Union College and the M.S. in Clinical Immunology from Emory University.  She has been active in the area of influenza molecular epidemiology for over 23 years.  Her current research involves the understanding of Next Generation Sequencing technologies as it applies to the influenza genome, with the goal of understanding native population variation and how this information can be used in the improvement of influenza vaccines.


    URMS9 will have oral and poster presentations, talks by industry and academic professionals, workshops to help students prepare for their careers after undergrad, and plenty of opportunities for networking. 


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