WIC+ Travel Grant Summary – Mikaila Hoffman, Molecular Biophysics of Membranes Meeting

The WIC+ Professional Development Grant helped me attend the Molecular Biophysics of Membranes BPS Conference in Lake Tahoe, CA in June 2022. The conference exposed me to a wide range of biophysics research that was fascinating to explore. I was also able to present a poster on my published work exploring the ligand-induced conformational changes observed in bacterial chemoreceptors using single-molecule FRET. This was an excellent opportunity to share my research with the community and get feedback that will strengthen the project moving forward. I was awarded one of three Student Poster Awards sponsored by the Biophysical Journal, and the opportunity to advertise my work in this way was quite valuable. I was also able to network and form connections that will certainly serve my future career aspirations.