RISING STAR!

Senior, Biology major Shanai Brown publishes in Frontiers in Microbiology!

Ms. Shanai Brown published her blue crab research in Frontiers in Microbiology, entitled: "Genome Sequence Analysis of CsRV1: A Pathogenic Reovirus that Infects the Blue Crab Callinectes sapidus Across Its Trans-Hemispheric Range." This is an achievement that Morgan State University takes pride in. Ms. Brown has shown an abundance of potential as an undergraduate research student.

Throughout her matriculation at Morgan she served as the president of the Ernest E Just Biology Club, a National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM STARS-1 Scholar, and has been involved with the NIH Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program. She has also had the opportunity to take part in Johns Hopkins University's first American Chemical Society Three Minute Thesis (ACSx3MT), which she won 2nd place, and she also presented her research at the ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students). Along with her extensive studies, she has had a total of 9 research presentations, 5 oral presentations, and 4 poster presentations, where Ms. Brown was able to share her research with other prestigious professionals in the science world. She won 1st place for an oral presentation on Healthy Oceans at the NOAA-EPP 7th Biennial education science forum.