Fort Peck Students Honored for Research

May 15th, 1996 | By | Category: 8-1: Governance, Tribal College News

For the past two years at Fort Peck Community College students have been performing experiments on salamanders that regenerate their limbs. They have been investigating factors that influence the pattern of the regenerated limb.

Last April two students, Claudia LaRoque and Mary Taylor-Strunk, presented a poster on their work at the West Coast Developmental Biology Meetings at Stanford Sierra Camp near Lake Tahoe. Participants at the meeting included graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors from such institutions as Stanford, California Institute of Technology, the Universities of California, and the University of Arizona.

Although Fort Peck was the only two year institution at the meeting, the two women’s poster placed third out of 32 posters in the competition. Besides presenting their poster, the students attended talks on recent data in the field of development and met many notable scientists on the West Coast. The research at Fort Peck was supported by grants from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation and the All Nations Alliance for Minority Participation/ National Science Foundation grant.

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