Stacey Jones received the ABRCMS traveling award

Mr. Stacey Jones, a senior undergraduate researcher in Dr. Jun Yin’s lab, has received the 2017 ABRCMS traveling award. The award will sponsor Stacey to go to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Phoenix, Arizona, November 1st – 4th, this year.

Stacey will present a poster with the title: “Probing the Mechanism of Ubiquitin Chain Assembly by E2 Enzymes using Unnatural Amino Acid Incorporation.” Han Zhou, a graduate of Dr. Jun Yin’s lab, is Stacey’s mentor on this project.

Stacey is a chemistry major, and he has been doing research in Dr. Jun Yin’s lab since Spring, 2016. Numerous programs on campus have supported Stacey including:

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NSF-LSAMP)
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (NIH-IMSD)
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship of the Molecular Basis of Disease Program (MBD)
University Assistantship

Congratulations to Stacey!

Update 11/6/17:
Stacey Jones won a poster presentation award at the ABRCMS national meeting as well. This award was given to 4 out of 400 posters in the biochemistry division of ABRCMS, so Stacey has put GSU on the map! He received a check of $300 for his poster award.