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Students Make Award-Winning Show at Cancer Research Conference

Hendrix students at the AACR Annual Meeting

CONWAY, Ark. (April 10, 2014) – Four Hendrix senior biochemistry and molecular biology majors recently presented their research at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif.

The student group included:

  • Emily Cariker from Rockwall, Texas
  • Nicholas Gill from Henderson, Nev.
  • Youmna Moufarrej from Shreveport, La.
  • James Williams from Cabot, Ark.

Their poster titled "Evaluating the roles of histone H2A variants and meiotic proteins in repairing DNA damage induced by ionizing radiation" was recognized as one of the top 10 meritorious posters at the Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition.

“These four students did their research in my lab in the Biology Department and received funding for their work and travel from the Hendrix Odyssey Program, Arkansas INBRE and the Arkansas Academy of Sciences,” said Hendrix biology professor Dr. Andrew Schurko.

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