Chengetai Mahomva '11 Receives Biophysical
Society Travel Award
by Michael Lott
Chengetai Mahomva '11 has been named as a recipient of a Minority Travel Award by the Biophysical Society. The award provides funding for Mahomva to attend the society's annual meeting and present her research, "Characterization of the Ligand-Binding Site of An Autoinducer-2 Receptor Ortholog in Rhizobium Leguminosarum."
The work, conducted in Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Stephen Miller's lab, focuses on understanding quorum sensing, a mechanism that bacteria employ to communicate with each other on a molecular level. Mahomva will be honored at a reception at the meeting, held in February in San Francisco.
Mahomva, a biochemistry major, is from Durban, South Africa. She is a McCabe Scholar and the recipient of a Lang Opportunity Scholarship.