Genetics students named as Goldwater Scholars

April 10, 2017
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Matthew Cook
Matthew Cook

Courtney Smith
Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith and Matthew Cook, both in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, were among four Iowa State students chosen as Goldwater Scholars, a prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.

The scholarships are awarded by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation to recognize college sophomores and juniors of outstanding potential who intend to pursue careers in research.

Smith (’18 genetics) currently works with Jeff Trimarchi, assistant professor in the Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology, on the genetic basis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Cook (’18 biochemistry and genetics) plans to pursue a Ph.D. in enzymology. 

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