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Biology Students Win Award at National Alpha Chi Convention

Dora and Zara

Two Belmont students and biology majors, Dora Geving and Zara Latif, attended the annual National Convention of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society from March 19-12 in Chicago, Illinois and were awarded The Bonnie Revelle Prize in Molecular/Cellular Biology for their efforts titled “Nematodes Roaming the Field of Parkinson’s Disease.” Their presentation was based on research results generated with the Department of biology’s Dr. Nicholas Ragsdale.

Among the Convention’s 260 presenting students, 29 received prizes for scholarly, creative or artistic presentations in their fields. Geving and Latif earned top honors in the Molecular/Cellular section of student presentations.

A national college honor society, Alpha Chi admits students from all academic disciplines, but membership is limited to the top 10 percent of an institution’s juniors, seniors and graduate students. Invitation to membership comes only through an institutional chapter.

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