Representatives from the UMD Graduate School, the Biogical Sciences (BISI) Graduate Program, and the NIH-funded T32 Training Grant traveled to Tampa, FL from November 9 - 12 for the 2016 ABCRMS Meeting.
What is ABCMS? Sponsored by NIGMS and managed by the American Society for Microbiology, ABRCMS is one of the largest professional conferences for underrepresented minority students, military veterans, and students with disabilities interested in pursuing advanced training in the STEM fields.
Dr. Zhongchi Liu (CBMG), Dr. Michelle Brooks (BISI Grad Program), Christopher Perez (UMD Graduate School) and others connected with 125 potential students from 80 different institutions from across the United States, encouraging each to consider graduate education in the sciences. Dr. Liu and Dr. Brooks placed particular emphasis on the UMD BISI Graduate Program's MOCB Concentration Area and the Cell and Molecular Biology NIH Training Grant.