Stony Brook University Announces Undergraduate Research And Creative Activities (URECA) Researcher Of The Month
STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 6, 2009 —Stony Brook University has announced its Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) Researcher for the month of August is Jeffrey Fei.
Fei is an Honors college biochemistry major and was mentored by Dr. Steven Smith in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. He has completed the first half of Stony Brook’s Scholars for Medicine program, an integrated 8-year Bachelor’s/M.D. program within Stony Brook’s Honors College & School of Medicine, with academic distinction — graduating summa cum laude.
His dedication to and potential for research, which focuses predominantly on Biochemistry and Structural Biology, has been recognized with a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship (05), the URECA Summer Research program awards (06, 07), and the premier Beckman Scholars Program award (08-09). Fei is a former Intel semifinalist and recently presented a research poster, “Structures of phospholamban in membrane bilayers” at the Beckman symposium in Irvine, California.
Fei was nationally honored with a Barry M. Goldwater scholarship in 2008 and in 2009 was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence and the Provost Award for Academic Excellence.
Fei, 21 is a graduate of Ward Melville High School and lives in South Setauket. – See more at: http://commcgi.cc.sunysb.edu/cgi-bin/am2/admin.cgi#sthash.Z6M9tFQj.dpuf