Congratulations to Beatriz A. Osuna 12, who was recently awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Ms. Osunas work was consistently recognized during her time at UCLA. She was chosen as a UC LEADS scholar and a CARE fellow, and participated in the UCSF Summer Research Training Program in 2011. She also served as President of the UCLA chapter of SACNAS.Watch Full Movie Streaming Online and Download

Ms. Osunas research in the Frand Lab has focused on genes that regulate cell adhesion during the molting cycle of C. elegans. She plans to continue her research in molecular biology and genetics in the fall as a graduate student at UCSF. We will miss her, and wish her the best!

About the National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundations Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.