Michelle Imlay of Florence has won the President’s Undergraduate Research Award at Francis Marion University for 2005.
Imlay’s paper is titled “The Role of Podocytes in the Recognition of Non-Self in the Crayfish, Procambarus Clark II.” The paper was presented at an earlier stage of the research before the South Carolina Academy of Science, is scheduled to be presented in its current form at the academy’s conference this year, and is to be submitted for publication in the South Carolina Academy of Science Journal. Imlay will be recognized at FMU’s Academic Awards Day in April.
Imlay’s research was done under the supervision of FMU biology professors Larry McCumber, David Stroup, and Tim Shannon.
Steve Frederick, also of Florence, earned runner-up honors in the tightly contested competition, for his paper titled “The Impact of Manual Segmentation of CT Images on Monte Carlo Based Skeletal Dosimetry.” The paper was presented in November in Oak Ridge, Tenn., at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society.
Frederick’s research was done under the supervision of FMU physics professor Derek Jokisch.
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