Quincy Gragg, a biology major from Malvern, was one of nine Aspirnaut undergraduate summer research interns who were selected to join 13,000 kidney professionals from across the globe to present their scientific work at the American Society of Nephrology’s 2017 Kidney Week Nov. 1-4 in New Orleans.
Gragg’s presentation was entitled Investigation of SNP Mutations Effect on Integrin Alpha1 Structure.
The students participated as part of the Kidney STARS program. The ASN and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases partnered to host aspiring biomedical researchers at the annual meeting.
The Kidney STARS program’s goal is to stimulate interest in nephrology careers through tailored events and networking opportunities as well as provide complimentary registration to both the ASN society and ASN Annual Meeting at Kidney Week. The NIDDK funds undergraduate summer research experiences at several academic medical centers including Vanderbilt University Medical Center.