February 28th, 2012
Sarah Long, an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Pat Estes' genetics lab, has been awarded an ACCIAC Undergraduate Fellowship in Creativity and Innovation with Research Abroad for a collaborative project between the Estes' lab and Dr. Amir Orian's lab in the Department of Oncology at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, Israel. The fellowship will support Sarah's visit to Dr. Orian's lab in Haifa over the summer to learn new techniques for methylation-based chromatin profiling to perform a global genomic mapping of transcription binding sites in vivo during Drosophila neural development. Sarah will present her research results in April, 2013 at the annual ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference.
Sarah began her studies at NC State University in August 2008 and will graduate in May 2013. She is majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and minoring in Biotechnology and the Modern Middle East. Sarah has worked in Dr. Estes' lab since June of 2008, when she joined the lab as part of the RISE program.