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05-06-2014

Clarkson University Senior Receives Schwall Fellowship from UC Davis

Clarkson University senior biomolecular science major Katherine M. Beglinger of Varysburg, N.Y., has received the prestigious Floyd and Mary Schwall Fellowship in Medical Research from the University of California, Davis.

Katherine M. Beglinger (left), with lab partner Laura J. Zielewicz in the Biochem & Biotech LabBeglinger will attend UC Davis for the Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Ph. D. Program.

The Schwall Fellowship is offered to a few select graduate applicants who intend to pursue medically-related research. It includes tuition and fees, a research grant, a travel grant and stipend.

Beglinger is not new to research. She has worked in Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Costel Darie’s lab for more than two years and has presented her work both as poster presentations at numerous local, regional and international scientific meetings.

She was awarded several prizes for her work and was one of only 32 undergraduate student presenters among 7,000-some participants at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) meeting last year in Minneapolis, Minn.

Beglinger has also authored numerous publications, including a short commentary published in Modern Chemistry & Applications, titled "Mass Spectrometry in an Undergraduate Setting: Clarkson University."

Beglinger also applied to and was accepted by UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, University of Rochester, Ohio State University and Boston University.

After graduation, Beglinger will still represent Clarkson at a local scientific meeting in May at the University at Buffalo and at the international ASMS meeting in June in Baltimore, Md.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University senior biomolecular science major Katie Beglinger has received the prestigious Floyd and Mary Schwall Fellowship in Medical Research from the University of California, Davis. Above, Beglinger (left), with lab partner Laura J. Zielewicz in the Biochem & Biotech Lab.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/kbeglinger.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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