Herneisen Awarded 2019 NSF Grad Fellowship
Former Howard lab member Alice Herneisen '17 was notified in April 2019 that she was awarded a NSF Graduate Fellowship. She is currently a graduate student at MIT in the lab of Sebastian Lourido. Alice graduated with Highest Honors from Swarthmore with a double major in both Chemistry and Biology. While at Swarthmore, she won the ACS Scholastic Achievement Award for exceptional academic performance. She also completed an independent Honors Thesis in the Howard lab titled "Conformational Studies of a Domain of the Influenza A M2 Protein Involved in Viral Budding and Morphology". Her thesis work was published in a paper titled "A Budding-Defective M2 Mutant Exhibits Reduced Membrane Interaction, Insensitivity to Cholesterol, and Perturbed Interdomain Coupling" (Herneisen et al. 2017. Biochemistry, 56, 5955. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.7b00924).