Two Biochemistry Students to Perform Research in Italy In NSF-Sponsored International Collaboration 2019

Two Iona Students will join a research team in Italy this summer: Marnie Skinner (’20, Biochemistry) and Regan Warmoth (’20, Biochemistry) will join Professor Antonella Fontana and her research team at the University of Chieti in Italy (Department of Pharmacy of the Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara) in June, 2019.

These two students have been studying the interaction of nanomaterials and model cell membranes since their Freshman summer, and during their 5 weeks stay in Italy, they will expand this investigation to explore the capacity of specific nanomaterials to influence real cell membranes using various techniques.

This international research collaboration is supported by an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to Sunghee Lee, Ph.D., Board of Trustees Endowed Professor of Chemistry, to create and exploit new concepts in science and engineering and provide global leadership in research and education, and strengthen the nation’s STEM workforce through international research collaboration.