Edmundo Perez wins Steck Family Award at UCSC

Publish Date: 
Jul 6, 2017

Congratulations to alumnus Edmundo Perez who is currently a Bioengineering major at the University of California Santa Cruz. He has worked hard researching viruses for the Baskin’s School of Engineering Lab and his work has paid off. In June, he was awarded the Steck Family Award, in recognition of his excellent research and producing one of the best senior thesis. His thesis is titled Structural Studies to Understand Evasion of an Astrovirus serotype-2 subtype to a Potent Neutralizing Antibody; Perez focused on understanding the Astrovirus’s surface structure and interaction with protective antibodies, in hopes of creating a vaccine against the virus that causes gastroenteritis. More about this brilliant alum at https://news.ucsc.edu/2017/06/steck-winner-2017-feature-story.html

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