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TWU student places first in national Genomics Poster Competition

7/11/06



DENTON - Texas Woman’s University student Amy Jo Hammett of Denton received a $600 scholarship for placing first in a nationwide Genomics education poster competition sponsored by LI-COR Biosciences Corporation.

The Genomics Education Poster Scholarship program is part of LI-COR Biosciences’ ongoing support of undergraduate training programs in molecular biology. The poster competition represents student research work using LI-COR’s DNA analysis system as part of an inquiry-based learning approach to undergraduate education.

Ms. Hammett, a biology senior, worked in the TWU biology department lab under the direction of Dr. Sarah McIntire, professor and biology department chair, and Dr. Camelia Maier, associate professor of biology. Ms. Hammet’s poster also was presented at the TWU 2006 Student Research and Creative Arts Symposium in April.

LI-COR Biosciences is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of integrated instrument systems for biotechnology, drug discovery, plant biology and environmental research. Founded in 1971, the privately held company is based in Lincoln, Neb., with subsidiaries in Germany and the United Kingdom. LI-COR systems are used in more than 100 countries world wide.

A 2006 TWU Chancellor Research Scholar, Ms. Hammet is spending the summer as one of 30 students in the University of Pennsylvania’s undergraduate research experience program.

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