Lumen Scholar recognized for research at national conference
Elon University senior Taylor Davis traveled to Boston in March 2015 to present her research at a national biochemistry conference. The Honors Fellow received a student travel award and was recognized in the undergraduate poster competition.
Taylor Davis, a senior biochemistry major, presented her work in March at the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition at the 2015 Experimental Biology national conference.
Taylor received recognition from the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for her research and received honorable mention in the Boston competition. She was also awarded a $500 travel grant to attend the conference.
The Experimental Biology Conference is a multidisciplinary scientific meeting comprised of over 14,000 scientists. Taylor presented at both the undergraduate and professional poster sessions. More than 200 undergraduates from colleges and universities around the country competed.
Under the mentorship of Assistant Professor Vickie Moore in the Department of Chemisty, Taylor has spent two and a half years on her project analyzing the role and mechanism of apoptosis in heart development. Taylor is an Honors Fellow and recipient of the Lumen Prize, the university's top award for undergraduate research and creative achievement, and she will attend medical school next year at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.