Mukund Sibi, distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and several investigators from the Center for Protease Research traveled to Bethesda, Md., June 16 to attend the biennial National IDeA Symposium. The symposium is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health in support of its Institutional Development Award centers. The focus of the symposium is to bring all biomedical researchers from IDeA states to showcase their scientific accomplishments, initiate potential collaborations and participate in workshops on a variety of topics.
Sangita Sinha, one of NDSU’s new professors in chemistry and biochemistry and a Center for Protease Research member, was honored by the symposium with a Young Investigator Award. She also was selected for a highlighted poster presentation in the immunology and infectious diseases category.
Three other Center for Protease Research investigators were selected for highlighted poster presentations: Glenn Dorsam and Greg Cook, both from the chemistry and biochemistry department, and Jane Schuh from veterinary and microbiology.
The Center for Protease Research is in its ninth year of funding from the National Institutes of Health. It supports nine investigator’s research and two core facilities on campus: the Core Biology Facility in IACC and the Core Synthesis Facility in Dunbar.