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Biology Major Brings Home Best Presentation Honors

Macrina ButlerMacrina Butler, left, a sophomore from
Austin, Texas
CONWAY, Ark. (January 25, 2012) – Hendrix student Macrina Butler recently won the best student poster presentation in the Division of Vertebrate Morphology at the recent Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) meeting in Charleston, S.C.

Butler is a sophomore biology major from Austin, Texas. Her research presentation was titled “The effect of prenatal steroids on the fast-twitch fibers of the fetal guinea pig scalenus.”

“This award is a significant achievement since Macrina was competing against not only other undergraduates, but master’s and Ph.D. students as well,” said Dr. Jenn Dearolf, associate professor of biology at Hendrix. “To top it off, Macrina is just a sophomore.”

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