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The award provides a stipend for travel expenses to the ACS Symposium in San Francisco this fall where she will present her research.

Amanda Graboski, Merck Award Winner

Graboski, a graduate student in the Redinbo lab, won the award based on her research related to kidney disease.

“My research project is centered around characterizing and drugging an enzyme family made by the microbes within our gastrointestinal tract. This enzyme family makes a toxin that accumulates in chronic kidney disease patients, so this project is setting the stage to control and reduce toxin formation in CKD.” ~Amanda Graboski

From the ACC/Merck award website

The WCC Merck Research Award recognizes eight individuals* who will present their research at an awards symposium held during the Fall ACS national meeting.

Awardees will receive a $1,500 stipend to cover Fall ACS national meeting expenses. They will present their research at a WCC/Merck half-day symposium and be recognized at the Awards Symposium Luncheon and the WCC Luncheon.  Learn more about ACS/Merck Research Awards

Congratulations, Amanda!