Undergraduate Research

Research projects are commensurate with undergraduate education, consistent with the mentor's expertise, and carried out in compliance with the guidelines provided by the University's Research Ethics Review Board. The projects are supported through grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and others administered by the University's Office of Sponsored Research. Students present the results of their research at meetings of the Council for Undergraduate Research, the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, and other venues. 

Recent Student Research

  • Anne Marie Czawlytko, "Determining a relationship between standing water area and amphibian population and diversity in a constructed wetland at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois." (research at Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Missy Fetter, "Interactions between marine and terrestrial ecosystems and global warming." (research at NASA, Langley Research Center)
  • Michelle Pusey,  "Expression of HIV type 1 (HIV-1) GAG protein vaccine candidate in plants." (research at Delaware State University)
  • Bridget Dougherty & Richard Frazer, "Zinc contamination along roadways: possible source of metal contamination." (research at Immaculata University)
  • Lara Addesso and Caitlin Moore, "Determining the ability of chitosan to prevent infection of tobacco mosaic virus, Phaseolus vulgaris." (research at Immaculata University)
  • Catherine Banning, "Tracking movements of headstart diamondback terrapins (Maleclemys terrapin terrapin) using telemetry." (research at Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, NJ)
  • Jessica Williamson, "Monitoring colonial waterbird feed aggregations in salt marsh pans." (research at Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, NJ)
  • Desiree Eltringham, "Analysis of 18S rDNA gene from white tailed deer (Odocileus virginianus)." (research at Immaculata University)
  • Lauren Williams, "The effects of n-ethylamaleiminde on reticulum morphology and vesicle budding activity in vivo." (research at Carnegie-Mellon University)
  • Jennifer Harris & Dawn Toros, "Tumor suppressor gene mutation p53 in dogs with osteosarcoma" (research at Immaculata University)

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