Thirty-two students will present their work at the 2010 Student Biomedical Research Symposium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10, in UNM's Student Union Building, Rooms Lobo A&B. 

The National Institute of health (NIH) sponsors the Initiates to Maximize Student Diversity (IMSD) and Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC), which are hosting the symposium, as well as Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP) and Undergraduate Opportunities (UnO) in supporting the research experiences of undergraduate and graduate students.

The four programs provide research opportunities to UNM students in diverse areas of the biomedical, environmental and ecological sciences, including engineering, and prepares them for admission to Ph.D. programs and research careers.  

Student presentations will cover an array of topics using novel approaches such as a lipid-based drug delivery; hormone modulation of the immune system in the treatment of cancer; biological control, especially in times of drought, of mosquito larvae populations by larvivorous fish; study of mammal immune systems; and the relationship of arm usage and instrumental activities of daily living after unilateral stroke. 

 For more information contact Lupe Atencio at 277-3609 or e-mail,

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