Student Member of HPU INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research) Team Presents in DC

Genardine Arizala

Genardine Arizala (BSN ’14), post-baccalaureate pre-medical studies student, is a member of the HPU INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research) research team, studying the connection between cells in   worms to identify potential treatments for inflammatory bowel disease. Arizala presented the team’s research at the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) Symposium, which was held in Washington, DC, from June 24-26, 2018.

In April 2018, Arizala presented her team’s lab findings as an INBRE undergraduate researcher for the Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium held at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Biology major Michael Irby was also part of the presentation research team. Placing in the top four of the undergraduate division category, the team was selected to present their research at NISBRE and the trip was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  

This summer, students Alison Schaub, Adam Helbig, Eduardo Manzano, Jimmy Chagoya and Clarissa Wood joined the research team being led by faculty Christopher Capaldo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, and Brandon Johnson, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty in Biology.   

INBRE, which is funded by the NIH in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i and Chaminade University, supports instructional lab courses, increases undergraduate and graduate research opportunities, expands facilities for federally-funded biology, microbiology and biochemistry research projects, and enhances outreach to local schools.