Aamna Siddiqui Awarded Best Poster at SURE Symposium

Aug 05 2022


Aamna Siddiqui completes the Columbia University-Amazon Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program. As a SURE fellow, Aamna completed 10 weeks of research under the advisement of Dr. Clark Hung and graduate student Matthew Pellicore.

Aamna joined CEL from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a rising senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Political Science. This summer, Aamna’s project involved investigating the effects of fluid shear on fibroblast-like synoviocytes, and how changes in primary cilia length and incidence may be involved. Her final poster, titled “Assessing Changes in Mechanosensitivity and Primary Cilia Incidence and Length in Fibroblast-like Synoviocytes in response to siRNA-mediated IFT88 knockdown”, was presented at the SURE 2022 Summer Symposium on August 3, 2022. Aamna’s project was awarded “Best Poster” for Poster Session A.

SURE is an initiative that began in 2021 with generous support from Amazon. The program aims to provide a unique summer research experience for a cohort of students from historically underrepresented backgrounds in STEM. In addition to the completion of a research project, fellows attended programming, lectures, and workshops focused on career, professional, and research skills development. The summer 2022 cohort included 50 fellows.

Congratulations Aamna on your hard work this summer!


Reposted from Cellular Engineering Laboratory, click here to see more pictures of Aamna's award-winning summer.

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