The 2020-2021 CREST Conversation will continue to focus on the science of Celia Schiffer, winner of the 2020 ASBMB William C. Rose Award. The Schiffer laboratory studies drug resistance, particularly in viruses, including HIV, Hepatitis C and influenza viruses. However, with the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Schiffer's lab has expanded their work to identify appropriate SARS-CoV-2 drug targets. In 2020-2021, CREST Teams will focus on exploring the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Teams will have the option of exploring how various viral proteins are involved in viral replication or structure/function, or they can explore specific proteins as potential targets for anti-viral drugs. Due to circumstances related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, there are substantial changes to the program this year. These changes are described in the Program Overview and Program Details pages.
The Modeling Project
Undergraduates explore research topic and create physical model of protein involved in research.Learn More
Undergraduates bring their models to the annual meeting and participate in a “CREST Conversation” with researchers studying the modeled protein(s).Learn More
Undergraduate faculty collaborate to create student centered-instructional materials.Learn More
Questions about the CREST Program? Contact Margaret Franzen at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!