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Chemistry Researchers Receive Double-Hoo Awards

The University of Virginia has awarded eight “Double-‘Hoo” research awards, which fund pairings of undergraduate and graduate students who collaborate on research projects.

Special congratulations to:

• Jennifer Tomlinson, 22, of Gainesville, Fla., a third-year chemistry major specializing in biochemistry in the College and Alexandra Marshall, 23, of Batavia, N.Y., a first-year chemistry graduate student. They are researching medicinal chemistry to developing antibiotics for combating infectious diseases.
• Colette Gnade, 21, of Waukee, Iowa, a third-year chemistry major specializing in biochemistry in the College and Aravinda Kuntimaddi, 28, of Sterling, a Ph.D. candidate in biophysics. They are researching the structural and functional properties of proteins driving the dysregulating of cells that lead to cancer, specifically leukemogenesis.

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