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Seven U of M Honors Students Will Present Research at State Capitol Feb. 13

For release: February 1, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843

Seven Honors students from the University of Memphis will present their research projects during the Posters at the Capitol event in Nashville on Feb. 13.

Undergraduate students from universities across the state will present their research through posters in the lobby of the state Capitol. Legislators will be encouraged to meet students from their districts and see first hand the exceptional research being conducted by Tennessee’s outstanding undergraduates.

The U of M students, their presentations and their faculty mentors are:

Alden Blake Daniels, senior biology major from Cordova, “Bone Mineral Density in Vitamin D Deficient African Men with Sickle Cell Disease,” Dr. Patricia Adams-Graves and Dr. Amado Freire;

Jeanne Hanna, senior anthropology major from Cordova, “The Role of Religion, Identity and Activism Among the Islamic Community in Tennessee in Combating Stigmatization and Islamophobia,” Dr. A. Katherine Lambert-Pennington;

Thien-Khoi Phung, senior biomedical engineering/mathematical sciences major from Germantown, “Analysis of In Vivo, Dynamic Tantalum Bronchograms for OVA-Sensitized Rats,” Dr. Christopher M. Waters;

Alexandra Slater, sophomore psychology major from Memphis, “The Effect of Valence on the Perception of Character,” Dr. Max Louwerse;

Hummad Tasneem, senior biomedical engineering/mathematical sciences major from Little Rock, “Comparison of Fixation Strength of Adhesives and Sutures with Mesh on Abdominal Wall,” Dr. Esra Roan;

Nicole Whitaker, senior chemistry major from Atoka, Tenn., “Assessing the Stability of HIV-1 Monomer and Kissing Dimer,” Dr. Yongmei Wang;

Ryan Wilson, senior physics major from Memphis, “Metal-polymer Bilayer System Characterization Under Low Temperature Conditions,” Dr. Firouzeh Sabri.

The U of M’s Helen Hardin Honors Program provides support for students to present their research, creative works and community-based learning projects at regional and national conferences. For more information on the posters event or the Honors Program, call 901-678-2690.

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