Cindy Rivera ’18 Receives Award at National Chemistry Conference

Two Bowdoin students — Cindy Rivera ’18 and Daniel Do ’18 — presented posters of their research at the 65th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics in Indianapolis earlier in June.

Rivera won the “best undergraduate poster in proteomics” award at the conference for her undergraduate project, “Top-down and Bottom-up Proteomics for the Identification of Crustacean Neuropeptides and Precursor-Related Peptides Predicted by Transcriptomics.” Do presented his research, with a poster called, “Putative Antimicrobial Peptides in the Lobster, Homarus americanus: Identification Using Top-Down and Bottom-Up Proteomics Coupled with Transcriptomics.”

Rivera said that attending the conference was “eye opening,” because she saw that the research she does at Bowdoin holds such relevance to the greater mass spectrometry world. “It was truly invaluable to be surrounded by experts involved in some of the most groundbreaking research science has to offer,” she added.

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