Attendees of the 23rd Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference
Hostos student and members of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Karaby Mitchell won the second-place prize in the “Cell and Molecular Biology” category at the 23rd Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference, during the weekend of April 17 at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George, Bolton Landing, NY.

Specifically, Mitchell’s poster presentation explored “The Role of p38 MAPK Signaling Pathway and Sigma 1 Receptor on Induction of Apoptosis in Response to Ad.p53 and Rimcazole in Breast Cancer Cells.”

Other Hostos students who attended were Brian Gallego and Jenny Moncion. Former Hostos and current CSTEP members who participated were MD Khan (The City College of New York) and Karabi Mitchell (SUNY Buffalo).

This year’s conference involved 405 students, 119 administrators, and 60 professionals from 44 institutions of higher education in New York State.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Recently named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.