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Biophysical Society Presents UMaine Grad Student with Travel Award

Contact: Contact: Ellen Weiss (301) 634-7176; David Munson (207) 581-3777

Jennifer Rochira, a graduate student in UMaine’s Functional Genomics program, has received a travel grant from the Biophysical Society to attend the organization’s 49th annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah in February.

Rochira was selected based on the merit of her research, which focuses on the use of nanoparticles and specialized microscopy techniques in medical and other biological applications. She will be formally recognized for her work on February 18th, and will present her paper, “Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy reveals intermittency and improved photobleaching resistance of CdSe/ZnS quantum dots for biological applications” at the conference.

The Biophysical Society was founded in 1957 to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. The organization’s annual meeting brings together over 6,000 research scientists in the multidisciplinary fields representing biophysics, and is the largest meeting of biophysicists in the world.

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