Fleury Awarded a Hutcheson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

August 22, 2018 by seg2z@virginia.edu

Samantha FleurySamantha Fleury is the fifth of five awardees of the 2018 Hutcheson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship.  Samantha is a fourth year majoring in biology. Currently, she is working in Kodi Ravichandran’s lab researching how cells in the small intestine engulf their apoptotic neighbors. Using intestinal enteroids (sometimes called “mini-guts”) as a model system, she is studying some of the proteins involved in translating the detection of a dead cell into its engulfment. She hopes to continue research post-graduation by pursuing a PhD in immunology or synthetic biology.

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