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Phuong Nguyen, BS/MS Biology '17 wins second place award at the 2016 Allied Genetics conference

Aleister Saunders, PhD, Drexel Biology student Phuong Nguyen, Daniel Marenda, PhD
Aleister Saunders, Phd, Drexel Biology student Phuong Nguyen and Daniel Marenda, PhD

September 27, 2016

The annual Allied Genetics Conference is sponsored by the Genetics Society of America (GSA), and is the largest professional membership organization for geneticists worldwide. Founded in 1931, the organization is dedicated to serving the public interest by nurturing future generations of geneticists. GSA is comprised of researchers and educators; its members include faculty members, private researchers, industry leaders, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduates. GSA members also include 20 Nobel Prize winners.

The annual Allied Genetics Conference brings together an international panel of speakers to promote interaction and dialogue within the genetics research community. The 2016 conference was held in Orlando, Florida and featured thousands of Drosophila, zebrafish, yeast, mouse, C. elegans and ciliate geneticists from all over the world presenting posters at the event. Phuong Nguyen won second place for her poster at the Allied Genetics Conference titled "Investigation of the effects of Cyclopamine on a Drosophila melanogaster model of Alzheimer's disease." Phuong was excited by the opportunity to present at the conference and bring back an award to the Drexel community.

Phuong Nguyen, is co-mentored by Aleister Saunders, PhD and Daniel Marenda, PhD.