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2014 SERPENT student completes Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy

KathrynHook_SERPENT1rot_20140731_153832Kathryn Hook, Belmont University undergraduate, is pictured at the VSSA 12th Annual Research Symposium by her poster, “The role of ASK1 Overexpression in Response to Cellular Stress as Compared to Natural Levels Found in 293 Cells.” The poster summarized her work in Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin’s lab in the Department of Neurology for 10 weeks this summer. Hook was sponsored by the chapter’s SERPENT program and the generous support of Dr. McLaughlin to participate in VSSA (Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy) this year, and VSSA events culminated in the symposium on Thursday July 31, 2014 from 1-4pm in Robinson Research Building at Vanderbilt University.  As part of SERPENT, Kathryn also prepared a web portal to tie neuroscience education resources together so that local students and educators may find information more easily. That web page will be added to the chapter website as soon as it is available.