Chang, Xiao Lan [Major: Biochemistry and Biophysics] (Faculty Project Advisor: Victor Hsu, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Science): "Spectroscopic and Structural Characterization of FXR Agonists and Antagonists"

Drewry, Kelsey [Major: Biochemistry and Biophysics, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Luis Sayavedra-Soto, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural Sciences):  "Characterization of the Multiple Monooxygenases of Rhodococcus sp.  Strain AD45"

Pham, Phuong [Major: Biochemistry and Biophysics, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Michael Freitag, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Science): "Identification of the Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 in Fungi"

Rekow, James [Major: Biochemistry and Biophysics, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Andrew Buermeyer, Dept. of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Interplay of Genetics and Environmental Carcinogens in Cancer Risk: PAH-Induced Mutations in Cells Lacking DNA Repair"

Tran, Jenny [Major: Biochemistry and Biophysics] (Faculty Project Advisor: Adrian Gombart, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Science): "Changes in Gene Expression Related to Decline of the Aging Immune System"

 

Congratulations to the above award winners, and best of luck for a rewarding research experience this summer. Many other undergraduates wrote highly ranked applications.  We hope that other funding mechanisms will allow them to pursue research interests this summer.