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SU's MacDougall Presents at Posters on the Hill

Madison MacDougall in LabSALISBURY, MD---Senior biology and psychology major Madison MacDougall, of Salisbury, recently presented her academic research at the 26th annual Posters on the Hill event, hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research in Washington, D.C.

The event provides undergraduates from across the country with an opportunity to share research with members of Congress and their staffers. MacDougall’s submission, “The Effects of Lavendustin-A on Peripheral Nerve Degeneration in Hyperglycemic Zebrafish,” was one of only 60 selected for presentation.

She also met with the offices of U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer to discuss the benefits of, and advocate for policies that increase funding and opportunities for, undergraduate research. Her research mentor is Dr. Jessica Clark, associate professor of biological sciences and assistant provost for faculty success. 

MacDougall is an Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA) Undergraduate Research Fellow; managing editor of Laridae, SU’s undergraduate academic journal; and a student ambassador for SU’s Glenda Chatham and Robert G. Clarke Honors College. 

She has received numerous accolades for her work including a Fulbright Canada Mitacs-Globalink Research Fellowship and United Nations (UN) Millennium Fellowship.

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