The Department of Biology and the Student Research Symposium
On April 25th, the campus celebrated student research and creative activities at the Student Research Symposium. As usual, many biology students and faculty participated. Here are just a few of the student researchers (more to come). [Go to: http://www.newpaltz.edu/research/srs/SRS08Abstractbook.pdf to see the abstracts of this year's projects.]
Kara is a senior at New Paltz High School and is heading to Brown U in the fall. Her mentor, Dr. Maureen Morrow, who was just awarded a Chancellor's Award, is the director of the Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities program, which includes outreach to the local communities. Maureen is responsible for establishing the Student Research Symposium as a campus tradition.
THE EFFECT OF ACID ON THE USPA GENE EXPRESSION Kara Ramos (New Paltz High School, Senior) Faculty Mentor: Maureen Morrow (Biology)
Professor of Biology, Dr. Maureen Morrow.
ISOLATION OF THE DASH COMPLEX IN C.ALBICANS Matt Zubrowski (Biology, undergraduate) Faculty Mentor: Dr. Waldo (Biology)
HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURES OF NATURAL ACELLULAR POLYM Kseniya Orlik (Biology/ Chemistry, undergraduate) Faculty Mentor: John P. Harrington (Chemistry)