Trevino-Dopatka Receives ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected Sonia Trevino-Dopatka from University of Wisconsin as a 2011 award recipient of the ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

This fellowship is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) in microbiology. Fellows have the opportunity to conduct full time summer research at their institution with an ASM mentor and present their research results at the 112th ASM General Meeting in San Francisco, CA if their abstract is accepted.

Each fellow receives up to a $4,000 stipend, a two-year ASM student membership, and funding for travel expenses to the ASM Presentation Institute and 112th ASM General Meeting.

Dr. Douglas Weibel from University of WIsconsin is Sonia Trevino-Dopatka's mentor. The title of the research project is: Comparing Proteus mirabilis swimmer and swarmer cell motility in viscous fluids.

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is the oldest and largest single biological membership organization, with over 40,000 members worldwide. Please visit for more information on this fellowship.