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Cagney Coomer Leaves UK With Biology Doctorate, Tremendous Impact on Science and Young People

By Richard LeComte

Cagney Coomer has three big achievements under her belt:  She earned a doctorate in Biology from the University of Kentucky in the College of Arts & Sciences; she started a nonprofit to encourage kids to pursue science and technology; and her research unlocked the secrets of two genes in the eye – the subject of her dissertation.  

STEMCATs Program Bears Fruit

This Living Learning Program gives freshmen a mentored head start on the way to majoring in the sciences and mathematics

By Richard LeComte

Biology's Eve Schneider Named 2020 Sloan Research Fellow

A&S Senior Angela Jones Wins Astronaut Scholarship

By Whitney Hale

Angela Jones and her fellow Astronaut Scholars were recognized at ASF's Innovators Gala Aug. 24, in Washington, D.C. Photo by Emily Jourdan, courtesy of ASF.

Biology Major Places 1st in 5-Minute Fast Track Research Competition

Congratulations to the Top 10 Student Finalists and the Top 3 Overall Winners of the 2nd annual 5-Minute Fast Track Research Competition!

A&S Neuroscience Professor Shapes the Minds of Tomorrow With Hands-on Lab Experience

By Madison Dyment

Biology and Chemistry Major Angela Jones Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

By Whitney Hale

Lewis Honors College member Angela Jones, of Attica, New York, is a junior majoring in biology and chemistry.

A&S Senior Wins Astronaut Scholarship, Brooke Owens Fellowship

By Whtiney Hale

A&S Graduate Confronts Diabetes in Appalachia

By Mallory Powell

Growing up in Hazard, Kentucky, Brittany Martin was familiar with diabetes. Many of her older relatives had been diagnosed with the chronic condition, and her younger family members were starting to develop it as well. In a state with one of the highest rates of diabetes — 11.3 percent of adults had a diagnosis in 2014 —Martin’s family wasn’t out of the ordinary, but she found the status quo unacceptable.

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