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Prospective Biochem Major Deondre Jordan '19 Attends ABRCMS in Tampa

ABRCMS pictures, Deondre Jordan '19

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is a professional conference that brings together underrepresented students who plan to pursue a career in STEM. This year, 3,900 students from all over the United States attended ABRCMS in Tampa, Florida. Among them was Deondre Jordan ’19, a prospective Biochemistry major, and three other Swarthmore students, two from the Biology department and one from Engineering. Deondre, who works in the laboratory of Associate Professor Liliya Yatsunyk, started his research during the summer of 2016, and gave the first talk of his research career titled “Investigating the Secondary Structure of Non-canonical DNA Implicated in Cancer” at the conference. For his presentation, Deondre won an oral presentation award along with a prize. He left Tampa more inspired, and determined to succeed in his lifelong career as a scientist.