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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Graduating Senior Wins Slepecky Prize

Posted on: April 30, 2019

Yongna Lei, a senior majoring in biochemistry, is this year's recipient of the Norma Slepecky Undergraduate Research Prize. Awarded by Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) in the Office of Academic Affairs, the prize enables Lei to remain on campus after graduation to complete her research into Ubiquilin-2, a protein associated with the pathology of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The University Scholar also plans to apply to graduate programs in cell biology, neuroscience and molecular genetics.