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TWU student places first in national Genomics Poster Competition
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
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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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