Two ECU Undergraduates receive travel award from the Genetics Society of America

Two Harriot College undergraduates, Ms. Lindsay Swain (B.S. Biology, B.S. Public Health December 2023) and Mr. William “Gage” Outlaw (B.S. Biology, anticipated May 2024) recently received the Victoria Finnerty Award from the Genetics Society of America. The awards support travel for meritorious undergraduates to present their research at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference, held in conjunction with other model organism meetings at The Allied Genetics Conference in Washington, DC in March 2024. Awarded annually, this year’s Finnerty Award recognizes 12 outstanding undergraduates in the fields of genetics and cell biology following a rigorous nationwide competition. Swain and Outlaw pursued their Biology Honors Thesis research under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Ables in the Department of Biology.

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Mr. William “Gage” Outlaw

Ms. Lindsay Swain