Miami students receive Bioinformatics Scholarships

Thirteen Miami University students have been awarded the 2014-2015 Choose Ohio First Bioinformatics Scholarship.

The goal of the Choose Ohio First Bioinformatics Scholarship Program is to set Ohio on track to be a leader in the bioinformatics industry by ensuring a well-prepared pool of diverse, highly-trained students to enter the bioinformatics workforce in Ohio. Bioinformatics — the application of computational techniques to molecular biology problems — is one of the fastest growing areas in science.

Winners are each presented with a scholarship worth up to $5,200 annually. This year’s recipients are:
* Abraham Moller, senior, microbiology and chemistry double major
* Adam Darwiche, junior, biology and microbiology double major, neuroscience and bioinformatics double minor
* Ajay Larkin, junior, biochemistry and math double major
* Alexandre Tessier, sophomore, electrical engineering major
* Corey Emerson, senior, microbiology major
* Justin Chu, senior, biochemistry and zoology double major, molecular biology minor
* Lauren Misel, senior, microbiology and premedical studies double major, bioinformatics and neuroscience double minor
* Megan Ruffley, senior, botany major, computer science minor
* Mitchell Graham, junior, biology major, computer science and bioinformatics double minor
* Mitchell Skinner, junior, biology and premedical studies double major, bioinformatics minor
* Shauna Combs, senior, zoology major, nutrition minor
* Theresa Warner, senior, biochemistry major, bioinformatics minor
* Robert Schmidt, senior, biochemistry and microbiology double major, bioinformatics minor

The award was created in 2008 by the Ohio Bioinformatics Consortium and is funded by a grant from The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Initiative Program.