The ACS Sacramento Section has awarded Savannah Conlon with a travel award to attend an upcoming ACS National Meeting, where she will present her work titled “Excision of oxidatively damaged bases in G-quadruplexes by the DNA glycosylases NEIL1 and NEIL3.” The $250 travel award will help with travel and lodging costs associated with the meeting.
Savannah received her B.S. from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2017, and began graduate school at UC Davis that same year studying DNA repair in the Laboratory of Dr. Sheila David. Savannah uses chemical biology tools to study the NEIL family of DNA glycosylases which are responsible for the removal of oxidative damage from the genome.
Savannah is also involved in STEM outreach activities at local high schools through Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Entrepreneurship (ESTEME) and is the current Events Director of the Chemistry Graduate Student Association. Savannah recently received the Harriet M. Hauber Scholarship Fund, awarded to outstanding UC Davis graduate students. In addition, she just received the highly regarded ARCS Foundation Fellowship for her contribution to her research community. She is excited to share her research progress at her first National Meeting!