Ark. (June 13, 2014) – In just one year of graduate school, recent Hendrix
graduate Chris Akcali has seen his research appear in Nature.
2013 Hendrix graduate, Akcali, an evolutionary biologist, is in graduate school
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Nature story describes how scarlet
king snakes in North Carolina's Sandhills forest have evolved to better
resemble coral snakes, a venomous species that vanished from the region more
than 50 years ago, to evade predators, such as red-tailed hawks.
the full story here.
project builds on the work that his Hendrix mentor, biology professor Dr.
George Harper, did for his dissertation with the same advisor when Harper was a
UNC graduate student.
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 www.hendrix.edu.