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Ariana Frey, a junior BME student doing research in Dr. Freytes’ lab (REdesign Lab), was recently awarded an Outstanding Poster Presentation at the 28th Annual Spring Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium. Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR), the Undergraduate Research Club (URClub), and the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA), the Symposium took place last Wednesday April 24 in the Talley Student Union Ballrooms. Over 200 posters were presented, representing the research work of over 400 students in each of the 9 colleges at NC State University. With Ariana, only 23 other students were awarded with Outstanding Poster Presentations and have been invited to join Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society.

Ariana is also a 2018-2019 Abrams Scholar and was awarded an Office of Undergraduate Research grant for the 2018-2019 school year. Her research in collaboration with Dr. Freytes and Dr. Glenn Cruse of the College of Veterinary Medicine focuses on the development of in vitro models for human and canine mastocytosis. For a full list of the awardees and current research funding opportunities for students, visit DASA’s link. Congratulations Ariana!

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