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Biology Student Slavina Goleva Awarded Summer Research Fellowship


Slavina Goleva, a sophomore Biology major from Bulgaria, was recently awarded the American Physiological Society’s Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship for the summer of 2014. Her proposal, entitled “Mitochondrial gene expression and spontaneous hypertension in the African Green Monkey,” was selected from a highly competitive group of undergraduate research proposals. Her proposal was sponsored by Jeffrey L. Osborn, UK Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Biology. APS funds only 24 undergraduate students throughout the nation for the intensive 10-week summer research fellowship. In addition to the fellowship award, Slavina received a travel grant to attend the 2015 Experimental Biology conference in Boston to present her original research data.