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Wake Forest’s Cook recognized for undergrad research project

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Lauren Cook of Wake Forest was recently recognized by the University of Alabama’s Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program.

The title of the student’s research project was “Gene-by-Environmental disruption of mitochondrial homeostasis in response to exposure to a noxious stimulus in a C. elegans model of Parkinson’s Disease.”

The Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program recognizes the best research activity conducted by undergraduate students at Alabama. Undergraduate students who have conducted scholarly research are nominated by faculty and staff research directors. The recipients and their nominators are recognized at a luncheon during UA’s Honors Week. The program is in UA’s Honors College.

In 1997, the Randall Publishing Co. and the H. Pettus Randall III family created the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program in memory of Henry Pettus Randall Jr., a distinguished UA alumnus and creator of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

UA research faculty members and past winners of the Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award select the winners.