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Engaged Learning week spotlights the sciences

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Graduating seniors Adam Gannon, Mindy McClean, and Hilary Hopkins presented research findings in the Hughes-Trigg Forum Wednesday morning.

Gannon, an Economics major, spoke about the role of peroxiredoxins in alleviating Alzheimer’s pathology. Gannon’s research was motivated by a personal connection, as he is one of seven families in the US with a history of familial autosomal dominant in early onset Alzheimer’s.

McClean, a biology and chemistry major, presented on the assembly and application of phospholipid bilayer nanodiscs for the study of P-glycoprotein, mentored by Dr. Pia Vogel.

Biochemistry major Hilary Hopkins discussed the importance of creating a research community at SMU. After participating in the Engaged Learning program in previous years, Hopkins wanted to apply what she learned to improve the SMU undergraduate research community.

Hopkins said she and a friend are currently producing the SMU Journal of Research to “keep [research] accessible to everyone to attract more students interested and grow this community at SMU.”

Engaged Learning Week continues with additional student presentations Thursday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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