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Undergraduate Researchers in BCMB Earn Honors at EUReCA

Cameron Landers

Cameron Landers

The University of Tennessee’s fifteenth annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA) was held March 30 and 31 at the University Center. Twenty BCMB students participated in the exhibition, and several earned awards: 1. Madelyn Crawford received an award for her research on “Structure and Functional Analysis of a Model G Protein-coupled Receptor” 2. Pawel Kosentka is a senior BCMB major who worked on a group project with Sarah Sprague under the direction of EEB faculty member Brandon Matheny. The title of their project is “Evolution of Fungal Toxines in the Mushroom Family Inocybaceae. This project also was selected as the top project from the biological sciences to earn the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Award. 3. Jordan Grubbs, a senior in BCMB, has been working with professor Elizabeth Howell since here sophomore year. Her award-wining project was entitled, “Use of Isothermal Titration Calorimetry to Determine Thermodynamic and Solvent Effects on Ligang Binding in E. coli Chromosonal Dihydrofolate Reductase.” 4. Cameron Landers is a senior in BCMB who has worked in the laboratory of professor Cynthia Peterson. His award was given for research on “Recombinant Production of Vitronectin and Insights into its Structure and Role in Fibrinolysis.”

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