CONWAY, Ark. (November 5, 2021) — Hendrix
students Halie Booth ’22, Megan Pelley ’24, and Theresa Thomas ’22 attended the
Arkansas INBRE Research Conference in Fayetteville Oct. 29-30, along with two
Hendrix faculty members, Dr. Andrew Schurko of the Department of Biology and
Health Sciences, and Dr. Caitlin Scott of the Department of Chemistry.
Pelley and Thomas presented posters on
their research from Scott’s laboratory, and Booth presented her poster based on
research from Schurko’s lab:
Booth, biochemistry/molecular biology (BCMB) major: “Investigating the role of
DNA ligase K during DNA repair in bdelloid rotifers”
Pelley, major undeclared: “S100A1 protein and its interactions with antagonist
Thomas, economics major: “Computational drug design to target the cannabinoid
type 2 receptor to develop safe and effective pair medication”
Both Booth and Pelley received honorable
mentions for their poster presentations.
“It was rewarding to see these students
made such a strong showing at the conference,” Schurko said. “It reflects their
high level of commitment to research, even during the recently challenging
circumstances of the pandemic.”
About Hendrix College
A private liberal arts college in Conway,
Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the
country’s leading liberal arts institutions and is featured in Colleges
That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges.
Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix
as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876,
Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To
learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.