Travel Award Highlight featuring Dr. Alexandra Nail
Dr. Alexandra Nail received a CIEHS Student and Post-Doc Travel Award in October 2021, where she attended the Gordon Research Seminar and Gordon Research Conference. See how this award benefited Dr. Nail below.
"The CIEHS travel award provided me the opportunity to meet leaders in the DNA Repair field, present my work to international experts, and receive critical feedback that is necessary for my continued development as a postdoctoral trainee. Since attending, I have been able to establish collaborations with those who are using cutting edge technology to solve complex, yet fundamental questions in the DNA repair field such as how fast DNA repair proteins sense damaged DNA sites and what may affect DNA repair protein recruitment to damaged DNA. These types of questions are important for my own research which focuses on identifying and understanding new molecular mechanisms by which exposure to heavy metals leads to damaged DNA. I am so thankful for the opportunity and funding provided by the CIEHS to be able to attend the Gordon Research Seminar and Gordon Research Conference because the people I met and science that I was able to learn about will help the States lab to pioneer new areas of research in metal toxicology."
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