Biochemistry Major Receives Goldwater
Micah Fernando, a junior majoring in biochemistry, earned a competitive Goldwater Scholarship, a national award that supports undergraduates who want to pursue research careers in STEM fields.
Fernando has spent the past two years working in the labs of chemistry professors Brad Wallar and Rachel Powers, assisting with their project on bacterial resistance to antibiotics by studying beta-lactamase enzymes. The long-term project is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is a collaborative study with Case Reserve University and the University of Modena in Italy.
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