Chad Walock and Heather Bergan, doctoral students in NDSU’s cellular and molecular biology program, received second place in the best student abstract competition at the Physiological Insights Toward Improving Fish Culture Symposium at Aquaculture 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. in February.
Their paper was titled “Differential effects of growth hormone family peptides on the expression of insulin-like growth factor-1 and -2 mRNAs and modulation by nutritional state.”
Aquaculture is a triennial event sponsored by the World Aquaculture Society. In 2013, it attracted more than 4,000 participants from roughly 90 countries.
“This recognition speaks highly of their work and raises the stature of NDSU in the international scientific community,” said Mark Sheridan, Jordan A. Engberg Professor and director for NDSU’s Cellular and Molecular Biology Program.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.