Senior Patricia Belle Presents Her Work on Cystic Fibrosis at Biomedical Research Conference

Patricia Belle ’14 presented her summer research, done at Case Western School of Medicine, at the 2013 national Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Nashville, Tennessee on November 13-16. ABRCMS is the largest professional conference for underrepresented minority students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Patricia gave a poster presentation in biochemistry on her research, titled “Mitochondrial Complex 1 Deficiency Leads to an Increase in Cystic Fibrosis Signaling Markers.” Her research involved testing various inhibitors and activators of the electron transport system to determine its role in creating oxidative stress in cystic fibrosis cells.