By Craig Anderson | January 2, 2014 11:24 am

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected Laura Herndon from University of Central Florida as a 2013 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 114th ASM General Meeting in Boston, MA 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 Capstone Institute and 114th ASM General Meeting.

This year, one hundred thirty-eight applications were received and thirty-seven were awarded.  Of the thirty-seven awardees, sixteen students are from research and doctoral granting universities and twenty-one students are from undergraduate and masters’ granting institutions.

Dr. Ken Teter from University of Central Florida is Laura Herndon’s mentor. The title of the research project is: Identification of the Domain(s) in Protein Disulfide Isomerase That Are Required for Binding and Disassembly of the Cholera Holotoxin.

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is the oldest and largest single biological membership organization, with over 37,000 members worldwide. Please visit for more information on this fellowship

Courtesy of: American Society for Microbiology

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