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Undergrad Sandra Gonzalez Shares Authorship to be Published in Research Journal

Congratulations to 2010 High School graduate Sandra Gonzales for her work on medical-device research with Jeffrey LaBelle this summer. Her collaboration with LaBelle has led to a shared authorship on a report that will be published in Biosensors Journal. Gonzalez specifically focused on neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), a biomarker found in blood that could give an early warning sign of cardiovascular diseases. This biomarker was used as a template to allow ease in integrating more biomarkers in the future in order to make a more useful diagnostic device.  Gonzalez is thrilled to be published as an undergraduate and recommends applying to summer research programs to all undergraduates. She expects to graduate in May 2014 and plans to develop devices that help diagnose, cure or treat patients affected by cardiovascular disease. She also wants to earn a Ph.D. and become a professor at a leading university to one day lead her own research group.

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