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