Sophomore Biochemistry Student Kristen Barwick Earns NSF-Funded Travel Grant

Kristen Barwick, a sophomore studying biochemistry, was recently awarded an NSF-funded travel grant for $1,500 to present her research project, as a poster, at the 2022 Plant Cell Biology International Conference in August. The conference will be held in Chania (Crete, Greece) and is focused on advancing the intellectual exchange between laboratories, enhancing the cultural understanding of the next generation of innovators between continents, promoting new collaborations and helping advance the field of plant cell biology.

The grant was given to around 25 undergraduate and postdoctoral students from labs throughout the United States.

Barwick is part of the Honors College at Mizzou and works in the lab of Antje Heese, an associate professor of biochemistry. Barwick joined Heese’s lab in early 2021 through the Freshman Research in Plants (FRIPS) Program.