A group of current biology students at Wallace State are getting a leg up in genetics research.

Graduate Casey Smith is teaming up with HudsonAlpha’s Jeremy Prokop,PhD, to perform research using computers and bioinformatics. Dr. Prokop has started an initiative to bring research opportunities to students who normally do not have capacities to perform advanced research. Smith facilitated Wallace State to be the fourth institute to join HudsonAlpha in this Bioinformatics Research Opportunities club.

“The resources here are very good and this building is beautiful. It makes it worthwhile to see how excited the students get regarding this project, and that really makes it worth it. These students are going to gain great knowledge. They are definitely on the right track,” Prokop said.

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