Tushig Tsogtbaatar receives UROP award
Sep 1, 2019 12:00 AM
Tushig Tsogtbaatar, from Lamb lab, is one of the UROP Scholars for the Fall 2019 semester.This scholarship will afford her the opportunity to work side-by-side with a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Adesola Olatunde, who is currently working on understanding the molecular mechanisms by which Ephrin B ligands modulates humoral immune responses to Plasmodium, a parasite that causes malaria. UROP provides an avenue to mentor and train undergraduates in research activities that will foster their independence and promote their professional development.
Tushig's research project is focusing on understanding the function of ephrin B ligand in antibody production in response to Plasmodium infection. From this project, she will be able to learn more about malaria, ephrin B ligand, and the production of antibodies from my mentor and research. She's a third-year undergraduate majoring in biology with an emphasis in microbiology and a minor in Spanish. Her future plan is to apply to medical school and study infectious disease or family medicine to become a physician.