A California Lutheran University student is researching muscle and neuronal development at the Baylor College of Medicine this summer as the recipient of a prestigious fellowship.
Senior Salvador Brito of Oxnard received the award from the 2015 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Exceptional Research Opportunities Program. It covers his travel and housing and provides him with a $5,000 stipend.
The program provides undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds and groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences with significant summer research experiences. HHMI scientists volunteer to mentor the students in their labs during the summer.