Second-Year Duo Nabs Major Science Research Awards

Investigating drug-resistant parasites and movement disorders has netted two University of Virginia second-year students prestigious research awards. Ana Untaroiu of Charlottesville, a second-year biomedical engineering major in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Lucy Jin of Yorktown, a second-year neuroscience major in the College of Arts & Sciences, have landed Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Scholarships. Earlier this year, the University received a three-year renewal of the Beckman Scholars grant – maintaining UVA as one of 10 universities nationwide selected for the program, largely because of its commitment to quality undergraduate research. The grant, worth approximately $156,000, funds scholarships to two undergraduate researchers per year working in chemistry, biochemistry and the biological and medical sciences. The scholars are selected locally and the grants provide $21,000 in stipend and…


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