Cezar Borba, Janerys Munoz, Jack Oliver and Carlos Vasquez win 2016 ABRCMS awards!

The 16th ABRCMS conference was held in Tampa, Florida during November 9-12, 2016. This year students ventured into new brave world of next-generation sequencing (NGS), and with great success. Cezar Borba, Janerys Munoz, Jack Oliver and Carlos Vasquez got awards for their poster presentations in Microbiology, Genetics, Cell Biology, and Bioinformatics. Titles of all presentations are listed below.

  1. C. R. Borba†, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) Twelve antibiotic resistance genes found in Raoultella ornithinolytica. Poster. Presented at 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, Florida. *Award in Microbiology.
  2. J. Munoz†, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) Conjugative plasmid from environmental E. coli carries a cassette-independent trimethoprim-resistant dfrA gene. Poster. Presented at 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, Florida. * Award in Genetics.
  3. E. Medina†, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) The genetic environment of extended spectrum β-lactamase blaCTX-M-3 in the plasmid of a Klebsiella pneumoniae. Poster. Presented at 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, Florida.
  4. J. A. Oliver†, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) Genomic characterization of a class II integron from an environmental Escherichia coli. Poster. Presented at 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, Florida. *Award in Cell Biology.
  5. O. S. Ortega†, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) Antibiotic resistance and virulence genes in extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing environmental Escherichia coli Isolate. Poster. Presented at 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, Florida.
  6. P. L. I. Santibanez†, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) Role of mobile genetic elements in disseminating resistance to chloramphenicol in environmental Escherichia coli. Poster. Presented at 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, Florida.
  7. C. A. Vasquez†, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) The beta-lactamase DHA-1 gene found in a novel IS26 transposase carried by an incF incompatibility group plasmid in an environmental Klebsiella pneumoniae. Poster. Presented at 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, Florida. *Award in Bioinformatics.
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