2nd Annual Merck/AAAS Summer Research Symposium
Biology (and Chemistry) students were well represented at the 2nd Annual Merck/AAAS Summer Research Symposium held September 16, 2010. Our guest colloquium speaker was Dr. Lila M. Gierasch, University of Massachusetts at Amherst who's talk was entitled: "Moving The Protein Folding Problem From The Test Tube To The Cell."
Before Dr Gierach's talk, Merck/AAAS summer research students presented their work in a poster session held in the CSB atrium, outside the Auditorium.
"The effect of ruthenium complex structure on cancer cell cytotoxicity" - Olivia Gliserman (Drs. Dan Freedman and Maureen Morrow, Faculty Research Mentors).
"A study of the strength and character of interaction between cell proteins and potential drug" - Ghady Rahhal (Drs. Pamela St. John and Jeff Reinking, Faculty Research Mentors).
Left: "Optimization of alpa-pinene derivative house fly-attractancy" - Eric Werner (Drs. Aaron Haselton and Preeti Dhar, Faculty Research Mentors). Right: "Characterization of anti-predator ink activity in crab chemoreceptor neurons" - Shaun Ben-Ari (Drs. Tom Nolen and Frantz Frantz Andersen, Faculty Research Mentors).
After Dr Gierach's talk, she met with students and their mentors for dinner at Rock Da Pasta, in New Paltz.
Left to right: Ghady, Dr Gierach, Eric, Dr Reinking, Dr. Nolen, Dr St John and Olivia (with the big smile); continuing on: Dr Haselton, Dr St John's hands, Shaun, ?, Ghady, Dr Gierach, Eric and Dr Nolen's hair.
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