Troy student delivers research-based presentation at Bates College's Mount David Summit

Apr 12, 2014

Bates College student Allison Tsomides, of Troy, delivered a research-based presentation at this year's Mount David Summit, the college's annual campus-wide celebration of student academic achievement held in late March.

Broadly multidisciplinary, Mount David Summit shows the depth and expanse of scholarship among Bates students, highlighting undergraduate research; student creative work in art, dance, theater, music, and film and video; projects conducted in the context of academic courses; and community-engaged research.

"Mount David Summit provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate creative and subject-area mastery, as well as hone analytical, research, writing and communication skills," said Matthew Auer, dean of the faculty at Bates. "It's also a practical dry run for life beyond Bates — in the workplace, in graduate study and in our civic engagement — where we are often asked to present, and we need to be prepared."

Tsomides, who is majoring in biology at Bates, delivered a presentation titled "Transcriptional Regulation of Nfe2 Suggests Interaction with Hematopoietic/Erythropoietic Pathways in Developing Zebrafish." Her research was supervised by Larissa Williams, assistant professor of biology at Bates.

Tsomides, the daughter of Mr. Leonidas Tsomides and Ms. Kathleen Murray of Troy, Maine, is a 2010 graduate of Mount View High School.

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