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Vanderbilt University Student Receives SBB Research Group Foundation STEM Scholarship

The SBB Research Group Foundation named Jeffery Perera a recipient of its STEM scholarship. The $2,500 award empowers students to create value for society by pursuing higher learning through interdisciplinary combinations of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Perera, a sophomore, studies Molecular and Cellular Biology at Vanderbilt University. In addition to his coursework, Perera was invited to shadow a surgeon to learn about bariatric surgery. He has also conducted research at the Marson Lab of the Gladstone-UCSF Institutes, focusing on CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) technology.

"Jeffery is an up-and-coming scientist. I'm excited to see where his research and dedication to the field take him," said Matt Aven, co-founder and board member of the SBB Research Group Foundation.

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