Isaac Hemby of Buda, a biology undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Tyler, was one of the five top research poster presenters in an on-campus poster competition that concluded the 2012 UT System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Research Academy.
Hemby’s research poster titled “Molecular Phylogenetics of the Ribbonsnakes Thamnophis sauritus and T. proximus” will be featured at this year’s UT System LSAMP Student Research Conference Sept. 20-23 at UT El Paso.
His faculty mentor is Dr. John Placyk, assistant professor of biology.
Dr. Ginny Soong, associate professor of computer science, served as lead judge for the competition.
The UT LSAMP program is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation and provides undergraduate research experiences in an effort to encourage students from underrepresented groups to pursue graduate level studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.
Each student received a fellowship stipend for their participation and faculty mentors received funding for supplies and materials to support their students’ research activities.
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