Bader Receives Distinguished Fellowship

Salem, Va. -- Roanoke College student Geoffrey Bader has been selected to receive a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Society of Plant Biologists. This award includes a stipend of $3,000 and will allow him to dedicate full-time effort to a research project for a ten-week period this summer. Bader also will be given the opportunity to present his results at the Society's annual meeting in Hawaii next year. Bader is the first Roanoke student to be honored with this prestigious fellowship.

Bader, son of Dr. and Mrs. Geoffrey M. Bader and a graduate of Salem High School, has been working on his research with Dr. DorothyBelle Poli, assistant professor of biology. Bader's study, titled "Uptake and Efflux of Auxin and the Polar Auxin Transport in Land Plant Gametophytes," will address important issues concerning auxin evolution in plants; auxin is a hormone which plants rely on in order to grow, develop and function. The research plan includes indentifying specific plant species and liquid culture techniques, determining what concentrations to use for each species, design and execution of intake/efflux experiments and running polar auxin transport experiments.

Roanoke College, an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a classic, undergraduate setting. Roanoke prepares students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast."

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Released: April 29, 2008
Contact Name: Public Relations
Contact Phone: (540) 375-2282
Contact Email: gereaux@roanoke.edu