Undergraduate student researcher Katerina Baxter, along with several other Illinois undergrads, presented the results of their summer research projects at the Beckman Institute.

A dozen Illinois students, including several affiliated with the Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL), shared the results of their summer research projects at a poster session on Tuesday, September 12 at the Beckman Institute. Katerina Baxter, Jonathan Louis, and Varshini Murugesh were among those presenting, sharing the results of their research with the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program through the Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance. Outstanding undergrads interested in a career in biomedical research are selected to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). For 10 weeks each summer, students from across the nation immerse in the research and culture of a major medical center. As part of the longstanding partnership with Illinois, Mayo Clinic reserves up to seven of these prestigious fellowships for University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students.

Baxter and Murugesh are part of the CCIL Cancer Scholars Program, and Louis is a member of the CCIL Student Organization.

Jonathan Louis

Illinois undergraduate student researcher Jonathan Louis

Varshini Murugesh

Illinois undergraduate student researcher Varshini Murugesh