Professor Michael Summers with Chemistry students and mass spectrometer by Bill Denison

Title

Professor Michael Summers with Chemistry students and mass spectrometer by Bill Denison

Description

In 1994, UMBC was awarded a teaching grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The funding was directed towards the HHMI Scholars Program, an educational program that works with students from diverse backgrounds. Dr. Michael Summers was named an HHMI investigator in 1994, and his groundbreaking research at UMBC has focused on HIV-1, the retrovirus that causes AIDS, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, a technique for learning more about the molecular components of the HIV-1 retrovirus. Dr. Summers has also been an active teacher and supporter of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, including working to assist other universities to duplicate the success of the program at UMBC. In 2003, he spoke with pride for the work at UMBC: While I'm very proud of our research, it may be that in the end what I do with minority students is more important than what I do in the lab. I never thought I would be involved in a social movement like this."

Creator

Dension, Bill

Source

University Photographs

Date

1997

Format

color slides; color photographs; 35 mm

Identifier

UARC 2013-013-21-2028

Files

http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/UMBC_50th_Online_Exhibit/50umbctimeline/PDFs/JPEG/UARC2013-013-21-2028.jpg

Citation

Dension, Bill, “Professor Michael Summers with Chemistry students and mass spectrometer by Bill Denison,” UMBC 50th, accessed December 14, 2018, https://umbc50.omeka.net/items/show/1669.