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ABI Students to Present Research Findings


JONESBORO – Arkansas State University students selected to take part in the Undergraduate Research Scholar program at the Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI) at A-State will exhibit their research findings at a presentation scheduled for Friday, April 28, at 3:30 p.m., in ABI room 107.

The ABI Undergraduate Research Scholar program is dedicated to enhancing the academic experience of first and second-year undergraduate students with opportunities to participate in hands-on research and creative work with faculty and staff. 

The presentation is open to all students, faculty and staff, and refreshments will be provided.  The students and their presentation titles include:

Faith Allen of Jonesboro – “Exploring the Potential Role of the Ab1 Kinase in Linking CAP1 to ERK and Breast Cancer Cell Invasiveness and Proliferation.”  Mentored by Dr. Jason Zhou.

Hannah Kling of Monticello – “Influence of Extracellular Environments on Neural Differentiation.”  Mentored by Dr. Malathi Srivatsan.

Tristen Wright of Paragould – “Engineering ‘Designer’ Glycopeptides as a Molecular Carrier for Directing Protein/Enzyme Accumulation in the Plant Cell Wall.”   Mentored by Dr. Jay Xu.

Parker Knapp of Hot Springs – “Establishment of In Vitro Cultures of Muscadine Grape: A Biotechnological Approach for the Production of Bioactive Compounds for Human Health.”  Mentored by Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar.

The ABI is located at 504 University Loop on the A-State campus.

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