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Bee stings, beetles, sunburn and rainy weather—Gardner-Webb University senior McKenzi Sexton, of Hickory, N.C., encountered them all in her research of insect pollinators. Her experience, though, was an introduction to her prospective career. A biology major, Sexton wants to work in the field of conservation genetics, where genetic methods are used to prevent extinction of endangered species.
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Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Undergraduate Researcher Not Hindered by Sunburn or Bee Stings" (2019). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 227.