A Voorhees Biology faculty member judges at the American Society for Microbiology Conference- ABRCMS 2019
November 27, 2019
Voorhees associate professor of biology, Dr. Zhabiz Golkar, was recently selected to judge presentations at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) sponsored by the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Conference.
ASM is one of the largest life science societies in the world. The ABRCMS focused on 12 disciplines in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The four-day conference held poster and oral presentations by more than 2,500 students from more than 350 colleges and universities.
Golkar professionally focuses on genetics and molecular and cellular biology. She said presenting at national level conferences is an integral part of entering academic society.
“Supporting the students and providing feedback is what judging is all about. The best part is sharing in the excitement of national and international students who are proudly sharing their research,” Golkar said. “Students discussed their research with professionals from different scientific disciplines, and we challenged them to think about their experiments in different ways.”
Golkar added she felt honored to have served as an on-site judge for ASM-ABRCMS this year. “I had the opportunity to learn more about what types of research excite our future scientists.”
She has been a member of ASM since 2003. Also, Golkar has been teaching in the Department of Science, Technology, Health, and Human Services since 2014.
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