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Hendrix Students Take Top Prize for Research

CONWAY, Ark. (October 22, 2013) – Two Hendrix students won first prize for their research presentations at the Arkansas INBRE Conference in Fayetteville this weekend.

Lizzie Goodwin-Horn ’15, a biology major, won first prize ($300) for her poster entitled "The splice of life: Examining alternative trans-splicing of meiotic genes in the wasp Nasonia vitripennis."

Her work was done during the summer in biology professor Dr. Andrew Schurko’s lab as part of Dr. Schurko’s faculty Odyssey grant.

Carrie Yang ’15, a biochemistry-molecular biology major, won first prize ($300) for her talk entitled "Ibrutinib is a Potential Treatment for Chronic Graft versus Host Disease, Inhibiting T-helper 17 Cell Activation and Reducing Release of IL-17A." This was work Yang did at Ohio State University in the Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Hematology, under the supervision of Dr. Jason Dubovsky and Dr. John Byrd, a 1987 Hendrix graduate.


“I’m delighted to see these students recognized for their research,” Hendrix Provost and Dean of the College Dr. Robert L. Entzminger. “It is a tribute not only to the quality of their work, but also to the mentoring they have received from our first-rate faculty.”

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit