Diane Libert Awarded the Wedler Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation Award
29 April 2014 - Undergraduate student, Diane Libert, majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with the Biochemistry option was chosen as the recipient of the 2014 Fred Wedler Outstanding Dissertation Award. This award provides funding and recognition to outstanding full-time students who write the best thesis paper.
Diane's research project title is "A Genetic and Biochemical Analysis of the Role of the CCR-4-NOT Complex in Transcription Enlongation and Recovery from DNA Damage in Budding Yeast". She works in the research group headed by research faculty member, Joseph Reese.
Diane was selected the winner among 4 nominees for the Wedler Award for the best undergraduate thesis. Eight honors advisers judged the nominees and she received the highest number of first place votes. The award carries a significant cash prize, as well as her name will be engraved on the Wedler Award plaque.