Who: Undergraduate students involved in chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology research in Minnesota, North Dakota, and the surrounding regionWhen: October 3-4, 2014Where: Minnesota State University Moorhead, Science Lab Building
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.