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Biological Sciences students take home awards at 2020 Kentucky Academy of Science meeting

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Four Biological Sciences students were award-winners at the 2020 Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science, held virtually this year due to Covid-19. 

Lauren Fuller, Biomedical Sciences senior, won third place in the Cellular and Molecular Biology competition for her presentation, titled "Quantification of Neurite Degeneration through use of an Optimized and Automated Method." Ms. Fuller is scheduled to graduate this fall with a Biomedical Sciences degree with a Pre-Physician Assistant concentration. She has also conducted research in Dr. Brad Kraemer's lab. 

Haley Bruss, Maray Baker, and Haven Jacob won second place in the Computer and Information Science competition for their presentation, titled "Failure of fungal telomeres to maintain sequence integrity at the chromosome ends in Magnaporthe." The research for the presentation was conducted in collaboration with Drs. Mark Farman at UK and Dr. Pat Calie. Ms. Bruss and Ms. Baker were supported by an NSF REU grant awarded to Dr. Farman, and Ms. Jacob was supported by the Battelle- EKU Science Scholars Program. Ms. Jacob is a junior Biomedical Sciences student pursuing a BS degree with a Pre-Med concentration with minors in psychology and chemistry. Ms. Baker is a senior Biomedical Sciences student pursuing a BS degree with a Pre-Med concentration with a Health Services Administration minor. Ms. Bruss is a junior Biomedical Sciences student pursuing a BS degree with a Pre-Dental concentration with a Chemistry minor. The three students also conduct research in Dr. Pat Calie's lab. 

Congratulations to these four outstanding young ladies! 

Published on November 12, 2020

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