SUNY Sullivan Student Presents at National Science Conference

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Sarah Yousef, a second year Biology major recently traveled to Anaheim, California to present her research at the Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). More than 2500 students from 350 colleges and universities participated in the conference.

Sarah gave a poster presentation of her research on Searching for Antifungal Properties in Turmeric, Sage, and a Curcumin Derivative. She was recognized with an award for her outstanding presentation. Sarah said of the award

This award is not just a piece of paper to me, it was a pat on the back for the choices that led me here; choices of overcoming fear, struggles, and failures.” She added “I want everyone to know that anything is possible, that they can achieve anything they set their mind to. Do not let ANYTHING stop your dreams, take control of your life and reach for the stars!”

Sarah’s research was conducted during the 2019 Bridges to the Baccalaureate Summer Research Program at SUNY Purchase. For more information about the Bridges Summer Research Program, contact Kathy Scullion at kscullion@sunysullivan.edu. Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Program.