Cape Students' Research Showcased at Bates College's Mount David Summit

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LEWISTON, ME - 217 Bates College students presented research at the 18th Mount David Summit. The annual celebration of academic achievement highlights undergraduate research; student creative work in art, dance, theater, music and film/video; projects conducted in the context of academic courses; and community-engaged research.

Sara Buscher of Falmouth, Mass., presented their research entitled "Examining the Diagnosis, Care Pathway, and Clinical Characteristics of Pediatric Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Patients." Buscher, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Buscher of Falmouth, Mass., and a 2015 graduate of Falmouth High School worked with Heidi Taylor, associate professor of sociology, on their research.

Hannah Smith of Sandwich, Mass., presented their research entitled "Reducing TET2 in the CA1 of the Hippocampus Enhances Spatial Memory." Smith, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Smith of Sandwich, Mass., and a 2015 graduate of Falmouth Academy worked with Andrew Kennedy, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, on their research.

Located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates is internationally recognized as a leading college of the liberal arts, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world. Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community.

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