WAUKESHA, WIS.— – Several Carroll biochemistry students attended a poster presentation sponsored by the Milwaukee Section of the American Chemical Society in November 2013. Only 34 undergraduate and graduate students from southeastern Wisconsin attended the Younger Chemists Committee event, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Abigail McGillivray, a senior biochemistry major, won first place. Her research was conducted in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department of North Dakota State University, where she worked to discover the inhibitory molecules for the SIRT5 enzyme.
“Abigail’s win is particularly impressive since most of the competition was graduate students,” said Dr. Greg Marks, assistant professor of biochemistry.
The other Carroll students who presented were William Bradley, a senior biochemistry major from Arlington Heights, Ill.; Angel Corona, a senior biochemistry major from Milwaukee; Elizabeth Ebensperger, a biochemistry major from Balsam Lake, Wis., who graduate in 2013; Katelan Hall, a biochemistry major from Cherry Valley, Ill., who graduated in 2013; and Jamie Platz, a biochemistry major from Franklin, Wis., who graduated in 2013.
In addition to Carroll and UWM, other institutions that participated in the local ACS meeting were the Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University, UW-Whitewater, Concordia University ofWisconsin and Milwaukee Area Technical College.