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Ren Dimico, University Honors Program Student, Presents Research at ‘Posters on the Hill’ Event

Ren Dimico
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University of Idaho senior Ren Dimico was chosen from over 350 applicants to present her research at the 2019 “Posters on the Hill” event organized by the Council on Undergraduate Research. Dimico, a University Honors Program student, was the only student from Idaho chosen to present at this annual event that featured the work of 60 undergraduate students from around the country.

Students presented their research to members of Congress and their staff April 30, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Dimico, who studies molecular biology and biotechnology, presented a poster titled “Unraveling Genetic Determinants in Synaptic Formation on the Mammalian Visual System,” which she co-authored with Professor Peter Fuerst, Michael Camerino, Megan Schlussler, and Mellisa Clemons.

Dimico feels “very honored and grateful” to be selected and given the opportunity to present at the event, which included personal meetings with some of Idaho’s congressional members. Attendees were also given time to explore the nation’s capital and Dimico used the time to visit several museums at the Smithsonian Institution.

Dimico is thankful for her professors and Office of Undergraduate Research for funding her trip. Dimico also received a University Honors Program Grant for Undergraduate Research for her research on mammalian visual systems presented at the event.

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