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Phoebe Pak presentation award at conference 2022

Presentation title: “The L1 Cell Adhesion Molecule Constrains Dendritic Spine Density through Ankyrin Binding in Pyramidal Neurons of the Mouse Cerebral Cortex”

Phoebe Pak is a 4th-year undergraduate Research Assistant in Maness lab majoring in Neuroscience and Health Policy & Management.

Phoebe Pak poster at ABRCMS“Since my first year, I’ve been researching the role of L1 Cell Adhesion molecule to find out biomolecular mechanisms under L1 syndrome including ASD and intellectual disability. The ABRCMS conference at Anaheim, CA was wonderful networking with inspiring minds across the nation and learning about future opportunities in medicine and science. The experiences were highly valuable for me to prepare for the MD-PhD degree.”

Congratulations to Phoebe in the Maness lab on this presentation award!

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS)
ABRCMS is one of the largest communities for underrepresented scientists in STEM.

For 20 years, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) – recipient of the 2019 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Excellence in STEM Education Award – has been the go-to conference for underrepresented community college, undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. As ABRCMS has continued to grow and evolve, it has also become a space for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, program administrators, and others.

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