Two Alumni Earn Distinction in Scholarship Recognition

Lauren-KristenTwo recent graduates of our Biochemistry and Molecular Biology concentration, Dr. Lauren Douma (top), former student of Dr. Linda Bloom and 2016 graduate, and Dr. Kristen Solocinski (bottom), 2017 graduate of Dr. Michelle Gumz’ lab, are the co-first authors on a paper entitled Female C57BL/6J Mice Lacking the Circadian Clock Protein PER1 are Protected from Non-Dipping Hypertension which was published in the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

This paper has been highlighted as one of this month’s “best of the best” as part of the American Physiological Society’s (APS) APSselect program, and the APS has issued a press release regarding this achievement!

Lauren is currently a postdoc in Dr. Michelle Gumz’ lab, and Kristen is working as a postdoc fellow at the NIH.

Congratulations, Lauren and Kristen, on this achievement. Thank you for representing the Gator Nation and the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department in such an outstanding manner.APS Award