For Immediate Release – July 26, 2004

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Mary E. McCrank

Media Relations Officer

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TWO SUNY GENESEO STUDENTS ATTENDING ROSWELL PARK CANCER INSTITUTE SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAM

GENESEO, N.Y. – Two State University of New York at Geneseo seniors are attending the 52nd Summer Research Participation Program in Science at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo.

Benjamin Greene of Eden, N.Y., and Jonathan Bourne of Farmington, N.Y., were two of 24 students selected from more than 300 applicants to attend the two-month program exposing students to an atmosphere of intense research by combining hands-on laboratory experience under supervision by Roswell scientists with lectures and seminars.

As part of the program, Greene and Bourne are spending the majority of their time working on independent research projects and the remainder attending classes on biology of cancer.

Greene, the son of James and Kathleen Greene, will study biology of cancer in the laboratory of Thamarapu Srikrishnan, a research associate in the Roswell’s department of cancer biology. Greene, a biochemistry major, plans to pursue a career in medicine or pharmacology.

Bourne, the son of Thomas and Yvonne Bourne, will study molecular biology in the laboratory of Richard T. Swank, a research professor in Roswell’s department of molecular and cellular biology. Bourne, a biophysics major, plans to pursue a career in post-graduate work in medical research.

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