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Students to share results of NSF-funded summer research on Nov. 1
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Eight SUNY Fredonia students engaged in summer research activities funded by the National Science Foundation will outline their findings and experiences to the campus on Friday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m. at Jewett Hall Room 101.

Two students were awarded Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grants for research performed at SUNY Fredonia under the guidance of Dr. Scott Ferguson. The remaining six students received Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) funding and were assigned to a specific project at other institutions and mentored by faculty at those institutions.

John Hasper, a senior majoring in Molecular Genetics, and Jacob Merle, a graduate student in Biology, worked on campus with Ferguson on his project, Genetic Analysis of Gurken Translational Control in Drosophila. Their research was supported by a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant awarded to Ferguson.

Students who received REU funding, their majors and locations of their research are as follows:

Danielle Hindes, senior, Molecular Genetics, Cornell University; Cory Jackson, senior, Biology, University of Rochester; Nancy Levensailor, senior, Molecular Genetics, University of Chicago; Maya Mills, junior, Molecular Genetics; University of Minnesota; Melissa Shively, senior, Biochemistry, University of Buffalo; and Maxwell DeNies, senior, Molecular Biology, Amgen Scholar Program at the University of California-San Francisco.

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