CEPCEB awarded two Senior Division prizes at the California State Science and Engineering Fair Awards on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. These awards recognize scientific achievement in the fields of cell and molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics or technology development that will impact our understanding of plant cell biology. Special congratulations to David He of San Diego, who received the $500 First Place award for his project titled “Effect of Genetic Modification of DMR6 in Solanum lycopersicum” . The $100 Second Place award went to Daniel Feng of Irvine for his project titled “Discovering Antibacterial Molecules in a Previously Uninvestigated Native American Medicinal Herb”.

Special thanks to CEPCEB post doc fellows Honghong Wu (PI: Juan Pablo Giraldo) and Bailong Zhang (PI: Xuemei Chen), grad student Kelley Clark (PI: Wenxiu Ma), and IIGB Microscopy Core Academic Coordinator David Carter for participating as judges at the event.