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TWU graduate student presents at national neuroscience conference


Jairus Reddy

DENTON — Jairus Reddy, a Texas Woman’s University doctoral student in molecular biology, recently presented his research at the Society for Neuroscience’s 2012 Annual Meeting held in New Orleans.

Mr. Reddy displayed a research poster describing his work investigating how a protein associating with the cell membrane can affects neuron growth, which can impact paralysis and other neurological conditions.

“It is gratifying to be a part of this prestigious conference and to know my work is on par with the best researchers in the world,” Mr. Reddy said.

Mr. Reddy also has presented his research at several national and state conferences, including events hosted by the American Society for Neurochemistry, the Association for Psychological Science and the Texas Society for Microscopy.

“Mr. Reddy is a prime example that TWU biology students and their research are recognized externally at the highest level,” said Dr. DiAnna Hynds, Mr. Reddy’s mentor and TWU associate professor of biology.

The Society for Neuroscience is the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system. The society’s annual meeting is considered the world’s largest and most preeminent gathering of neuroscientists. For more information, visit

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