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Farquhar Student Researchers Win Second Place in Poster Contest

Catalina Breton, Eduardo Carrera, and Andrea Linares, undergraduate biology majors from NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, presented a poster titled, “The Importance of Neurolysin in the Renin-Angiotensin System of the Mouse Brain” at the 8th Annual National Meeting of the Latino Medical Students Association, recently held at Miami-Dade College.

The poster described work they are doing as student researchers in the laboratory run by faculty member, Robert C. Speth, Ph.D., Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in NSU’s College of Pharmacy. Breton, Carrera and Linares are all undergraduate biology majors working with Speth as part of the Dual Admissions program. The poster presenters included medical students from elite medical schools throughout the United States as well as pre-med student attendees.   “The poster was presented jointly with each student presenting a section of the project as smoothly as if passing a baton in a relay race,” Speth said.   The students’ work and presentation skills were rewarded with a Second Place Award.