Graduate students win 1st place at science meet

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Graduate students Adebanjo Adedoja and Tyler Porter won first place in the poster competition at the 91st Annual Louisiana Academy of Sciences meet held at Louisiana Tech University in March.

Both Adedoja and Porter are students from the School of Science in the College of Arts, Education and Sciences.

Adedoja placed in the Molecular and Biomedical Biology and Microbiology poster competition, collaborating with student advisor and professor Srinivas Garlapati on his poster “Identifying protein-protein interactions between initiation factors in Giardia lamblia using yeast two-hybrid assay.”

Porter placed in the Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife Science poster competition, winning for “Seasonal abundance and habitat selection of chiropterans at Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge in Southeast Arkansas” with student advisor and professor Kim Marie Tolson.