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Hendrix Student Receives Summer Research Grant

CONWAY, Ark. (June 6, 2014) –Hendrix student Allen Smith recently received a research grant from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and Undergraduate Affiliate Network (UAN).

Smith, a rising senior biochemistry molecular biology major from Plumerville, Ark., will use the $1000 grant to carry out his project titled "Conditional Lineage Tracing of Neurogenin1-Expressing Progenitor Cells in the Mouse Dorsal Root Ganglion" in Hendrix biology professor Dr. Rick Murray’s lab this summer.

Smith is also invited to present his research project at either the 2015 ASBMB annual meeting or at a regional ASBMB UAN meeting in the coming year.

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