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TWU biochemistry student to showcase her research at “Texas Undergraduate Research Day” at the Capitol April 26


DENTON/AUSTIN — Texas Woman’s University student Jehan Kohistani of Coppell, a senior biochemistry major, will showcase her research on molecular jewelry during the 2013 “Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol” in Austin April 26.

Ms. Kohistani is among only 80 undergraduate students representing 50 higher education institutions across the state selected to participate in the undergraduate research day. She will present her poster, “Molecular Jewelry: Glowing Gold, Silver and Copper Rings and Chains that Literally Light Up Our Lives with Multi-Faceted Energy, Environmental and Health Applications,” at the event.

“Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol” is intended to highlight how research conducted by undergraduate students positively impacts Texas and Texans. In addition to showcasing their research, student participants and their faculty advisers will have the opportunity to tour the Capitol, attend committee0hearings and the daily meeting of the Senate and House of Representatives and meet with their respective legislators.

Ms. Kohistani’s faculty mentor, Dr. Manal Omary, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will accompany her to Austin for the event.

The Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors, the Independent Colleges0and Universities of Texas, Inc. and the Texas Association of Community Colleges coordinate the biennial “Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol.” For more information, visit

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