The University of Virginia has awarded eight “Double-’Hoo” research awards, which fund pairings of undergraduate and graduate students who collaborate on research projects. Each project is awarded up to $5,000 toward research expenses, as well as an additional $500 for the faculty mentor overseeing the project. Jacqueline Hodges, a second-year chemistry-biochemistry major, and Alison Dewald, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will study proteins found in the outer membrane of bacterial pathogens to understand how these microbes infect and colonize human cells. Prof. Linda Columbus is the faculty mentor for the project.
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