Monday, June 13, 2016

Jean-Nicole Place earns first prize at national competition

Jean-Nicole Place, a BS biology major and chemistry minor, recently attended the National Biennial Convention of Beta Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society at Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She was awarded first prize (the John C. Johnson Award) for her poster entitled “Methylation of GNG7 in Human Breast Cancer” in the cell, organismal and developmental biology category. Dr. William Schwindinger is her research mentor. Jean is a past URSCA recipient and secretary of our local Beta Beta Beta chapter. She is an office and lab worker in the Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences. Jean-Nicole qualified to attend the national convention after receiving first prize at the Northeast District   Convention in March at Ursinus College. She has also presented her work at the College of Science and Technology Research Day. Congratulations, Jean!