Justin Bell, a Biology major in the University Scholars Program (class of 2018), is the recipient of this year’s Chhabra-URECA Fellowship, an award which annually recognizes an undergraduate researcher who has a passion and talent for science. The Chhabra-URECA award provided support this past summer for Justin’s ongoing research with Dr. Michael Airola (Dept. of Biochemistry & Cell Biology) on “ The Structure and Function of Lipins: The Triglyceride Synthesis pathway.” Justin has been working with his mentor since June 2016 when his mentor was a post doc at the Stony Brook Cancer Center; and stayed on with the lab when his mentor took a faculty position in the Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology.
At SB, Justin has been involved as a Teaching Assistant for General Chemistry and for Undergraduate Biology; is a member of the SB Academic Judiciary Committee; has participated in the SBU Undergraduate Clinical Experience Program, and has done Physician Shadowing via SB Medical Management. He is also an EMT-B at the Port Jefferson Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
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