Ashley Yoder selected to receive Ernest R. Johnson Memorial Prize

Ashley Yoder, an undergraduate Microbiology major, has been selected to receive the 1st place Ernest R. Johnson Memorial Prize, in recognition of her outstanding academic record. Ms. Yoder will be recognized at Commencement, Saturday, May 18, 2013.

The Ernest R. Johnson Memorial Prizes were established in 1935 by Anna H. Johnson as a memorial to her son and are presented each year to the graduating students with the highest and second highest academic standing in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Ashley has worked in Dr. Jon Houtman's laboratory for the past three years and recently published a co-first author paper in PLoS One describing a previously unrecognized second burst of T cell adhesion:

Chapman NM*, Yoder AN*, and Houtman JC. 2012. Non-catalytic functions of Pyk2 and Fyn regulate late stage adhesion in human T cells. PLoS One 7(12):e53011. PMID: 23300847; PMCID: PMC3531412
*equal contributors