Davidson students aid in blueberry genome research
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DAVIDSON, N.C. - Undergraduate students rarely get to work with top-notch scientists and they never have the chance to see research before it's been published. But as part of a partnership between Davidson College and the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, students are working side-by-side with scientists on developing research.
N.C. State University scientists at the Plants for Human Health Institute on the Research Campus have been investigating the blueberry genome sequence.
On Tuesday, students at Davidson College presented their findings on the research.
"It's a learning experience for them and it also benefits us as well. So it's a win-win situation between research and education," said Allan Brown, Ph.D.
If any of the students' findings are used in the final published report, the students will receive acknowledgement.
"At first it was a little overwhelming working with such superstars in the field. But once we got into it, it was just an amazing experience," said Lauren Ivey, a Davidson senior Biology major.