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Research by Rhodes Senior Recognized at South Eastern Regional Yeast Meeting

Publication Date: 2/28/2012

Lindsey Bierle ’12 was recognized for her outstanding work at the South Eastern Regional Yeast Meeting (SERYM) this past weekend in Atlanta. Over 150 faculty, post-docs and graduate students gathered at Emory University to present their research.

Bierle received the award for the Outstanding Platform Presentation by an Undergraduate for her “RUTHENIUM-BASED CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC KP1019 INDUCES DNA DAMAGE RESPONSE IN SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE.” At the meeting, she described her┬áresearch establishing the presence of a DNA damage response to an anti-tumor agent.

Her work was done in the lab of Dr. Mary Miller of Rhodes and co-authored by Dr. P. Hanson of Birmingham Southern College. “Lindsey’s accomplishment at the SERYM conference is an exciting example of the great research programs happening here on Rhodes campus,” says Miller. “She has taken advantage of one of the many opportunities that the biology department offers our students, and she is a great example of how much students can accomplish in their academic endeavors here at Rhodes.”


Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences. It aspires to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world.

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