Kingsland '25 Receives ASBMB Grant

Submitted by Chuck Steenburgh on May 06, 2024 - 8:26 am
May 06, 2024
By Chuck Steenburgh

Tamani Kingsland '25, a biochemistry and biology double-major from Upper Marlboro, Maryland has received a $1,200 Undergraduate Research Grant from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Kingsland's grant will support her 2024 St. Mary's Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) project this summer under the guidance of faculty mentor Professor Pamela Mertz.

"The in-vitro research that I will be conducting is one that requires the proper maintenance and treatment of tissue culture. Agents that are integral to cellular respiration including but not limited to tissue-grade medium and CO2 are rather expensive in high quantities," said Kingsland. "The ASBMB Undergraduate Research Grant provides me the opportunity to account for such material for the St. Mary's Undergraduate Research Fellowship in addition to my SMP. I am grateful to have been recognized by ASBMB and plan to continue seeking out funding opportunities for this ambitious research project."