Alexis Friesen, who works in the labs of Drs. Gregory Park and Chandy John, received a 2013 UMAA Student Leadership Award. This award honored Alexis for her exceptional academic achievements, personal character, leadership qualities and contributions to the University of Minnesota. Alexis's work in the labs of Drs. Park and John is on the relationship between severe malaria and HRP2 and TGF-beta. Congratulations, Alexis!