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April 4, 2007

Farmingdale State College Student Receives MACUB Research Award

Farmingdale State College Bioscience student, Mel Pilar Espaillat , received a research award from MACUB (Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologist. Over 100 undergraduate students competed for this award and only four awards were granted. The Benjamin Cummings/MACUB Student Research Grants were established to provide research support for undergraduate students working under the supervision of faculty who are current members of MACUB. Ms. Espaillat worked on the research project with Biology Professor Dr. Frances Santiago-Schwarz .

Ms. Espaillat, a resident of Copaigue, received $500 toward her research plus complementary registration for the Annual Fall MACUB Conference and membership in MACUB. Ms. Espaillat joined forces with North Massapequa resident and fellow Bioscience student Diana Huestis to present a poster titled, Molecular Mechanisms of IL-10 Mediated Modulation of Dendritic Cell (DC) Activity During Early Stages of Development . They presented at the 39 th Annual Fall MACUB Conference at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn , NY . The poster was placed in a position of honor for over 300 participants to view.

MACUB , the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists is a professional organization comprised of college and university biologists in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Metropolitan region.