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2013 Undergraduate Exhibition Winners

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The 2013 Undergraduate Exhibition was held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the HUB-Robeson Center. We are happy to announce two BMB department students among the winners in the Health and Life Science category.

Congratulations students!

Biotechnology major, Amee Choksi, secured first place for her research, "Effect of UFO-1 mutation on flavonoid biosynthesis."

Amee is in the research lab of Suringer Chopra, Professor Maize Genetics in the department of Plant Science.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major Hoon Chang Hoon Chang

took second place for his research, "Determining the Targets of trans-Translation Inhibitors in Mycobacterium smegmatis." Hoon performs his research under the direction of Kenneth Keiler, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Hoon also placed first in 2011 and 2012.

Penn State's annual Undergraduate Exhibition communicates and celebrates the participation of undergraduate students from across the University in research and creative endeavors. Undergraduate students from all Penn State campuses entered poster presentations to showcase their work to a general audience. The exhibition was open to the public.

Posters were entered in the arts and humanities, engineering, health and life sciences, physical sciences, public scholarship, and social and behavioral sciences or as course-based projects in any discipline.

Monetary prizes are awarded to the top entries in each category. The Gerald A. Hauser Award is given to the exhibition entry judged to be the best overall. Other awards include the Phi Kappa Phi Peter T. Luckie Award for Outstanding Research by a junior and the University Libraries Award for Information Literacy.


View additional photos from the Undergraduate Exhibition here.