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UNM students shine at STEM conference

December 11, 2017

Two undergraduate students at The University of New Mexico were among 117 graduate and undergraduate students from across the nation recognized for their research and presentation skills at SACNAS (Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) National Diversity in Stem Conference held recently.

Elena Delgado was one of two selected in the Computer and Information Sciences award. Her poster addressed a new way of identifying the molecular structure that underlies a molecule imaged by Cryo-electron microscopy. Specifically, Delgado explored the computational cost of the algorithm and modifications to speed up the fitting process.

Esteban Abeyta was one of five selected in the Biochemistry category. His work was titled The Role of the Vacuolar Ion Transport Genes VCX1 and VNX1 in C. Albicans Filamentation, Secretion, and Virulence.

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