Centre student chosen for research presentation
DANVILLE, KY -- Jan Linkenhoker, a Centre College sophomore from Vincennes, Ind., is one of 80 students in the nation chosen to present a research project on Capitol Hill in mid-April. The Council on Undergraduate Research sponsored competition among undergraduates throughout the country to select the students who will take part in poster presentations of their research.
Linkenhoker is majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. Her research, which was conducted with experimental rats, focused on what she describes as a sort of "molecular information highway" that carries data back and forth between the immune system and the nervous system.
The poster session on Capitol Hill is designed to help members of Congress better understand the importance of undergraduate research and national funding for science.
Linkenhoker began actively pursuing scientific research during middle school and has won awards at the state and national level. Most recently, she was chosen to participate in an advanced summer science institute at Johns Hopkins University.
A graduate of Lincoln High School, she is the daughter of Dan and Fran Linkenhoker of Vincennes.
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