Amy Leiferman selected as finalist for American Society for Nutrition’s 2017 Graduate Student Research Awards Competition

Amy Leiferman selected as finalist for American Society for Nutrition’s 2017 Graduate Student Research Awards Competition

24 Feb 2017    

Amy Leiferman, a first-year graduate student working in Dr. Janos Zempleni’s lab, has been named one of 12 finalists for the American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN’s) Nutritional Sciences Council 2017 Graduate Student Research Awards Competition – the society’s most prestigious national recognition for students conducting nutrition research. Her abstract is entitled “Dietary Depletion of Bovine Milk Exosomes Elicits Changes in Amino Acid Metabolism in C57BL/6 Mice”. 

As a finalist, she will participate in an oral competition during the ASN’s Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at the Experimental Biology 2017 conference this April in Chicago, Illinois.  Experimental Biology is a prominent, international conference attended by more than 14,000 scientists debating the latest research in the life sciences. Finalists receive a travel grant award to assist with the cost of attending the conference.  Three winners will be selected from the 12 finalists and each winner will also receive a cash award and be recognized during the ASN’s Awards Ceremony at the end of the conference.


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