Student Receives Boost For Research
2007. 01. 02.
The research of Albertson College of Idaho junior Lindsey Hunt is receiving kudos and a financial boost from the Society of Toxicology.
The biology major recently received an Undergraduate Toxicology Award from the research society. The award provides funding for Hunt to participate in the Undergraduate Education Program at the SOT Annual Meeting held in Charlotte, North Carolina in March 2007. The meeting brings together international researchers to promote the acquisition and utilization of knowledge in toxicology and aids in the protection of public health. This award will include an introduction to the discipline of toxicology for undergraduates, a special poster session with scientists and activities with a mentor. Hunt is the first Albertson College of Idaho student to receive this award.
In addition to the award, Hunt, along with research partner and fellow junior Jackeline Rodriquez-Reyes will present their research during the conference.
Their project is titled "Investigation of cadmium-induced oxidative stress and changes in RUNX2 mRNA expression in the human osteoblast-like cell line, Saos-2" and is funded by a NIH-IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence grant.