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Science Scholars Recognized for Research Endeavors

April 30, 2013

Biochemistry major Simona Bor and biological science student Lauren Dorough both received honors from national organizations for their research endeavors.

Bor, a resident of Yorba Linda, received the "Best Poster" research award April 21 at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology national meeting in Boston, for her study on the storage of glucose in plants and bacteria. A President's Scholar and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research scholar, Bor plans to graduate in May and has been accepted into nine M.D./Ph.D. and medical scientist training programs, including Duke, Harvard and Vanderbilt universities.

Dorough was recognized by the American Society of Mammalogists with the Undergraduate Student Research Award for her study of the activity and diversity of bats in Southern California. The award provides support for her to travel to the organization's June 14-18 meeting in Philadelphia, where she will present her research. The Walnut resident is a scholar in CSUF's Southern California Ecosystems Research Program. She plans to graduate in May and pursue a career as a field ecological researcher.

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