Gene Scene

Ayodele Adesanya, a University of Chicago undergraduate who took part in the summer Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMed RAP), talks about his research poster, “Gene expression and polymorphism in the GAL1 promoter of Saccharomyces” with Yue Yun, a doctoral student in the Computational Biology Program. Adesanya completed his summer research under Robi Mitra, Ph.D., assistant professor of genetics. The participants in the BioMed RAP program, sponsored by the Medical Scientist Training Program, the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences and the Genome Sequencing Center Office of Outreach, presented their posters in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center Atrium Aug. 3. BioMed RAP is a 10-week summer research program for undergraduate students, particularly those from groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education, who are interested in pursuing biomedical research careers. The program is designed to provide a rigorous in-depth research experience to prepare participants for top quality doctorate and M.D./Ph.D. programs.