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Six Warren Wilson Students Receive Yarbrough Grant Funding

Six Warren Wilson College students have received full or partial funding for proposals submitted to the Yarbrough Research Grants program of the N.C. Academy of Science (Collegiate Academy). The program supports undergraduate research at N.C. colleges and universities.

The following students and their proposals were awarded full funding:

  • Hannah Billian, “Analysis of Berberine and Hydrastine in Rhizomes of Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadesis L.) Grown in Varied Levels of Nitrogenated Soil.”
  • Sarah Dietrich, “Synergistic Qualities of Goldenseal Hydrastis canadensis versus Bererine Isolate in vitro.”
  • Austin Patton, “Isolation & Characterization of Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci in the Green Salamander Aneides aeneus.”

Warren Wilson College chemistry professor Stephen Cartier is the faculty adviser for Billian and Dietrich. Biology/environmental studies professor JJ Apodaca advises Patton.

Receiving partial funding for their grant proposals were WWC students Michi Stewart-Nunez, Stephanie Williams and Todd Elliott.

All six students will present their work funded by the grant at the next annual meeting of the N.C. Academy of Science.

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