Abel Lab Member Named Latham Fellow

Jesse Cochran, a rising fourth-year undergraduate, has received a Latham Science Engagement Initiative (LSEI) Fellowship from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. LSEI Fellows are chosen based on demonstrated ability to perform high-quality scientific work with the intention of strengthening the ability to connect the broader community with scientific research. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, fellows will complete two courses in science-communication skills and outreach, design and deliver outreach projects, and participate in a year-end event showcasing their research activity.

Mr. Cochran has previously shown a talent for research and working across multiple disciplines. He is currently majoring in Biochemistry, Biology, and Chemistry. Earlier this year, he was awarded one of the Excellence in Undergraduate Research Awards by the Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development. As a member of Dr. Dale Abel’s lab, he has worked closely with research fellow Dr. Yuan Zhang on the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier, among other projects.

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