Mindy Yadev — who is pursuing a double major in biology and health promotion and health equity — is among the 107 UW–Madison undergraduate students who were awarded Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships at the 2022 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Awards Ceremony.
These fellowships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with a faculty or staff member. To help offset research costs, the student receives $3,000 and the faculty or staff member $1,000. This year’s award winners are taking on research in areas ranging from biochemistry and neurobiology to psychology and music.
Yadev’s project is titled, “Characterization of CRISPR-Cas9 Mediated ALAS1 Knock-Out Brown Adipocytes to Determine the Impact of Endogenous Heme in Adipocyte Function.” Her faculty advisor is Andrea Galmozzi, an assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism within the Department of Medicine in the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
The Health Promotion and Health Equity degree program is a collaborative effort across the School of Education’s departments of Counseling Psychology, Kinesiology, and Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, and is housed in the Department of Kinesiology. The degree is broadly designed to provide students with the skills and perspectives to facilitate healthy practices at the individual and societal levels.
Read more in this campus story about all of the students who received awards and their accomplishments,