Students from across Alabama presented at the HudsonAlpha CODE Symposium on April 29. Two Athens State students earned First Place Presentation and First Place Undergraduate Poster.
Camille Greer, Senior Bioinformatics Major, won first place undergraduate poster for her poster “Molecular dynamic analysis of three CAPN3 variants associated with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy in comparison to one variant of uncertain significance.”
Hannah Mueller, Senior Biology Major, CIS Minor, won first place presentation with her talk on “Analyzing the Molecular Dynamics of TUBB2B and TUBB5 Q15K Variants.”
CODE (Characterizing Our DNA Exceptions) seeks to engage small groups of Alabama undergraduate or graduate students in authentic genomic research. Working with HudsonAlpha researchers and educators in coordination with partner schools, students use computational analyses to determine the biological relevance of DNA changes – known as variants – from patient and agricultural samples.