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Citadel News Service

For release
April 6, 2004

Cadet presents academic research on Capitol Hill

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           Citadel Cadet Matthew Verdin is one of 60 students nationally selected to present his research to the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Undergraduate Posters on the Hill April 20, 2004 in Washington, D.C.

           Verdin’s research—genotyping mice and studying rod and cone activity—is important to the study of human retinal diseases that lead to blindness. He won first place for the same research at the Third Annual Citadel Undergraduate Research Conference March 12.

           Verdin, will be accompanied to Washington by his research advisor, Maj. Alix Darden, associate professor of Biology.

           A junior biology major, Verdin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Verdin of Mauldin.

 

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