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Biology Students Recognized for Research Presentations

Announcements were recently made regarding the student research poster awards from the 122nd annual meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences held November 2012. This annual meeting of scientists in Tennessee was held at Vanderbilt University and celebrated the Centennial Anniversary of the organization. Five students in the Department of Biology were recognized for their excellence in presenting their research posters in three sections, competing against graduate and undergraduate students from other Tennessee universities. In addition to a certificate, students receive a year’s membership to the Tennessee Academy of Sciences. The awardees and their research collaborators are:

Cell and Molecular Biology: 1st place – Fatin Jweinat (Dr. Robert Grammer); 2nd place – Lacey Dunkley (Dr. Robert Grammer); 3rd place – Rachel Garland (Dr. Nick Ragsdale)

Microbiology: 3rd place – Shea Harrison (Dr. Jennifer Thomas)

Botany: 2nd place  – Emma Ghulam Jan (Dr. Darlene Panvini)

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