Hancock ’10 Receives Award for Presentation at Yeast Meeting

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Publication Date: 3/14/2008

Jackie Hancock, a second-year student from China Spring, Texas, was recently recognized with an outstanding research award for her poster presentation at the Southeastern Regional Yeast Meeting (SERYM) hosted by the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  

More than 100 researchers from Southeastern universities attended the meeting, which was held in Gatlinburg, Tenn.  According to Biology professor Mary Miller, the meeting primarily consisted of graduate-level research. 

Hancock was the only undergraduate to be awarded for a poster presentation at the meeting.  Her research is titled “Thi73 Dependent Function of the G1 Cyclin Cln3 in S. cerevisiae.” 

The meeting has been held annually since 1994.  In fact, Hancock is not the first Rhodes student to be recognized at SERYM.  Sarah Mercer ’08 and Tyler Cullender ’08 received outstanding research awards at last year’s meeting in Birmingham.  

(Information compiled by Bryan Hearn, Rhodes Student Associate in the Rhodes Communications Office.)