Abigail MCGee '22 is the recipient American Chemical Society Book Award
This award is given to the top-scoring student within a chosen chemistry sequence. The award is meant to provide financial assistance towards the cost of text books related to their degree studies.
About Abigail MCGee: Abigail is a junior Biochemistry major from Red Hook, NY. She has completed undergraduate research for five semesters and two summers with Professor Jamie Ellis. Participated in three projects with Professor Ellis so far. Initial one involves the use of fluorescence spectroscopy to characterize the behavior of intrinsically disordered proteins. The second used algorithms to predict trait propensities of these disordered protein regions. The third involves using computational methods to generate protein structures and comparing them with experimentally obtained crystals to verify the programs’ validity. Abigail began her career at IC with an interest in proteins. Thanks to Professor Ellis’ research along with courses like Biochemistry and Immunology, Abigail has narrowed her focus to protein biophysics as well as virology and immunology. Abigail plans to attend graduate school to obtain her PhD. in one of these fields after graduating from Ithaca.
Other Academic Achievements:
IC Honors Program
IC Oracle Honor Society
H&S Summer Scholar (2019 & 2020)
IC Chemistry Alumni Research Award