Sedgwick student receives award from MDIBL



Michael Senter-Zapata, son of Mirna Zapata and Kenneth Senter, MD, of Sedgwick, received an award for the best undergraduate presentation at the Student Symposium at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory on July 30. Michael is one of 37 high school and college students conducting research at MDIBL this summer. He graduated from George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill and is currently a senior at Harvard College.

Michael is working with Dustin Updike, Ph.D., an assistant professor at MDIBL who studies “germ granule small structures in certain stem cells that affect their ability to develop into many other types of cells.” At the symposium, Michael spoke about his research into the genetics of germ granules. His work is funded by the Research Experience for Undergraduates program of the National Science Foundation.

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