Award Created for Rhodes Student After Her Biology Presentation at Vanderbilt University

Ellen Dahl ’14 received an Outstanding Presentation Award for her talk at the Southeast Regional Society of Developmental Biology (SDB)meeting this month at Vanderbilt University.

Typically, the SDB honors only the best talk given by a graduate student and a postdoctoral fellow. However at this year′s meeting, Dahl did so well that an award was created especially for her. Her presentation focused on the regulatory interactions of the Polycomb-group proteins in seed development.

A biochemistry and molecular biology major, Dahl also is a student volunteer for Baptist Hospital-Memphis and a member of the Rhodes Chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society and Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society.