Student Highlights – Brandon Roman and Cesar Saucedo

We are very proud to have our students participate in research both within and outside of the department. Two of our students, Brandon Roman and Cesar Saucedo, gave oral presentations on their research at the Louise Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) 2016 Spring Symposium in STEM in February. They both won awards (1st and 2nd place for Brandon and Cesar, respectively) for the presentations and recently got the awards. Here they are withe their plaques (Cesar on the left, Brandon on the right):

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Brandon does research at DePaul in the labs of Prof. Southern  and Prof. Niedziela in the Chem dept. as well as in Prof. Norstrom in the Bio dept. Brandon has also been a teaching assistant/SI for several chemistry classes. He will be going to Berkeley this summer to do research in the lab of Prof. Jennifer Doudna, one of the co-inventors of CRISPR.

Cesar works in the lab of Dr. Grice in the Chem dept. and will be doing research over the summer with Dr. Grice. He and Dr. Grice recently published a paper in Inorganic Chemistry on CO2 reduction with metal complexes and he will be continuing that work in the summer. Cesar also works in the Dept. as a lab prepper and as a teaching assistant.

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