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August 2007

Release Date: August 2, 2007

ASU Graduate Receives National Research Paper Award

Lori Stuart, a 2005 graduate of Angelo State University, has been named the recipient of the 2006 McClung Award for the Best Paper published in the BIOS biology journal, an official publication of the national Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) Biology Honor Society.

The 2005 winner of ASU’s Presidential Award as the top graduate in her class, Stuart conducted the research for her paper, titled “Re-Isolation of Bacteria From Intentionally Contaminated Surfaces,” while an undergraduate in the ASU Biology Department. Dr. Crosby Jones, professor of biology, was her research mentor and co-author.

The paper reported the antibacterial effects of stainless steel on pathogenic bacteria commonly found on human skin. It was also previously chosen as a “Featured Article of the Month” by BioOne, a national online science journal abstracting organization.

Stuart received a $150 cash award and the Tri-Beta national office sent a plaque in her honor to ASU’s Tri-Beta chapter.

Stuart is currently a third-year medical student at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

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