Senior Biology Major Received Drinko Research Grant

Friday, October 28, 2011

Westminster College senior biology major Bryan Yost received an undergraduate research grant from Westminster's Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Yost's research, "Using Evolutionary Conserved RNA Interference Pathways in Crithidia fasciculata to Suppress Expression of the CfNT1 Equilibrative Nucleoside Transporter," is conducted under the supervision of Dr. Joshua Corrette-Bennett, associate professor and chair of Westminster's Department of Biology.

Yost is a son of Jeffrey and Kimberly Yost of Waterford and a graduate of Fort Le Boeuf High School.

Contact Corrette-Bennett at (724) 946-7208 or email for additional information. 

The Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning was created to enrich undergraduate education at Westminster through advancing world-class teaching as well as by participating in collaborations that address community and regional needs including strengthening K-12 education.  The Undergraduate Research Initiative provides funding for students to conduct research and to present their research at regional and national conferences.  Visit Drinko for more information about the Drinko Center and its programs.

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