HSSU student places first at 2014 Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM

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From the St. Louis American…

Harris-Stowe State University student Krystal Chandler received first place honors in the undergraduate poster presentation for the subcategory Genetics at the 2014 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) held in Washington, D.C. February 20-22, 2014.

Chandler’s presentation was entitled “Juvenile Play Behaviors in Celf6 Knockout Mice.”

Chandler, a senior majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Urban Ecology, completed her summer internship research at The Genome Institute at Washington University (GI-WU) under the advisement of Dr. Susan E. Maloney in the Department of Genetics and Psychiatry and Dr. Joseph D. Dougherty in the Department of Genetics.

The study was made possible by the National Institutes of Health award to the Opportunities in Genomic Research Program at GI-WU and supported in part by a National Science Foundation HBCU-UP grant awarded to HSSU.

The annual ERN Conference in STEM is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for EHR. The conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit, including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities.

For more information about the 2014 ERN Conference in STEM visit emerging-researchers.org.

Posted on February 27, 2014
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