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2020 Beckman Scholars

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Abreanne Andlinger (left) and Kelcie Britton (right) were selected to serve as WVU's 2020 Beckman Scholars.

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WVU's Beckman Scholars are exceptionally talented undergraduates who demonstrate a strong commitment to conducting undergraduate research. These students contribute to and lead in scientific research and innovation and aim to train the next generation of scientists.

One responsibility of Beckman Scholars is to engage in mentoring and provide leadership to the WVU undergraduate research community. If you would like an opportunity to discuss what it's like to conduct undergraduate research or shadow a Beckman Scholar in their research space, please reach out to a scholar below!

Meet the Beckman Scholars

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    Abreanne Andlinger

    Major:  Biology
    Faculty Research Mentor: Sadie Bergeron
    Hometown: Moundsville, WV
    Interest and Hobbies: Painting, baking and cooking, and hiking 
    Fun Fact: My favorite TV series is Supernatural! 
    Research Area: Abreanne's research is focused on neurodevelopment and exploring the connection between genes and neurological disorders using zebrafish. In the future, she hopes to be able to use her research to help others by pursuing cures and treatments for genetic diseases.   
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    Kelcie Britton

    Major: Immunology and Medical Microbiology
    Faculty Research Mentor: Daniel Panaccione
    Hometown: Morgantown, WV
    Student Organization Involvement: I am a part of the American Society for Microbiology and WVU Figure Skating.  
    Interest and Hobbies: I love to bake and cook.
    Research Area: Kelcie's research is focused in genetics and biochemistry. Specifically this involves the study of ergot alkaloids which are produced by fungi and can help treat Alzheimer’s and migraines. Along with the potential treatments ergot alkaloid may serve, she has a kenn interest in their pharmaceutical implications.