Kristian Sumner '17 won a first place award at the New England Science Symposium, held at Harvard Medical School, last month.
Kristian is one of Bryn Mawr's inaugural STEM Posse students, and has been working in Professor of Biology Tamara Davis' lab since January 2014. For her research, Kristian is analyzing DNA methylation associated with the genetic regulatory element of an imprinted gene in mouse in order to define how methylation patterns change during development.
She won the Ruth and William Silen, M.D. Award in the Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics, or Molecular Biology category.
"This was a particularly exciting win because the poster competition included researchers at various levels: undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, and post-doctoral fellows," says Davis.