Monday, August 7, 2017

BAHS students begin clinical experiences

Congratulations to the many BAHS students who will head to clinical programs this fall in medical imaging and medical laboratory science. Students in medical imaging will pursue specialties in radiography, sonography, and cardiovascular technology.  We hope that you have a challenging and rewarding clinical experience. 

Dendrology celebrates an anniversary!

BAHS celebrates 20 years of offering Dendrology, the science that studies wooded plants. Dr,George Chamuris has taught this field course that focuses on the identification, biology and economic significance of trees and shrubs. The class emphasizes the tree species of eastern North American forests. 

Upcoming Seminar by Dr. Chamuris

BU students head off to med school!

The Pre-professional Committee congratulates the following students who have been accepted to professional school and will be donning their white coats soon. We are all very proud of you! Best of luck and stay in touch!

Lauren Chamberlin: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Sean DeAngelo: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Katherine Hawkins: Drexel University College of Medicine
Shaidy Moronta: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jonathan Perez: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Alex Trezza: Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Julio Valencia-Velez: Howard University College of Medicine
Justin VanDerMolen: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Great STEM Adventure Camp

Bloomsburg University 
hosted the Great STEM Adventure Camp in June for 550 area students in grades 5 to 8.  Students had the opportunity to explore topics in science, technology, engineering and matematics through hands-on, inquiry-based activities. A good time was had by all!  Campers visited BAHS for investigations of neurobiology, sensory biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Leading the enthusiastic scientists were Dr. Surmacz, Mrs. Diltz, BAHS laboratory coordinator, and Alex Hoke, graduate assistant.

Congratulations to BAHS graduates!

Th rainy weather did not dampen the spirits of our fantastic group of Spring 2017 BAHS graduates! Following the commencement ceremony, our graduates and their families were treated to a reception in their honor with BAHS faculty and students. The Biology and Allied Health Club and Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society hosted the event in Hartline Lobby.  Below is a list our spring 2017 graduates. Check out the photos of the celebration below the list. Congratulations to our newest alumni. Stay in touch!

B.S. Health Sciences                                B.A. Biology
Tala Abdulal                                              BrieAnna Stauffer
Sarah Bartra
Hanan Ben Nacef
Paige Betts                                               B.S. Biology
Emily Broadbent                                       Beverly Andre
Maggie Bryner                                          Michael Baade
Courtney Burke                                         Allison Bleistein
Olivia Burley                                              Ryann Carroll
Laura Cochran                                           Lauren Chamberlin
Aubrey Cole                                              Jaclyn Cortelessa
Molly Crawford                                          Rebecca Davison
Samantha D/Antonio                                   Andrew Denisenko
Joseph Domanski                                        Elliott Fackler
Meaghan Eckel                                            Olivia Falko
Katelyn Faughnan                                        Alyssa Feliciano
Ashley Ferstermann                                      Fioni Fludd
Edgar Garcia                                                Jaqlene Hoffman
Alexandra Harty                                            Abigail Jones
Dylan Houser                                               Kurt Knepley
Taban Jaaf                                                    William Madden
Troy Koch                                                    Andrey Mienko
Haley Kravitz                                                Ali-reza Mobaraki
Kayla Lavella                                                Shaidy Moronta
Erika Lebron                                                 Jonathan Perez
Kendall Leet                                                  Ethan Powell
John McDonnell.Jr.                                        Ashley Schucker
Constance Medura                                          Alex Trezza
 Megan Muthard
Teresa Ortiz
Jessica Peters
Alexandra Schlack                                          
Andrew Shamburg                                          
Michele Stranix                                            
Kaytlyn Suranofsky                                      
Mallory Tomaschik                                        
Brittany Underkoffler                                    
David Vasquez                                              
Cassanddra Zaiac                                          
Medical Imaging                                              
                                                                         Madeline Moser
Carl Bashore                                                    Olivia Mulvaney
Hannal Cherry                                                   Elle Murdock
Emma Chesko                                                   Eduardo Oscorio
Bethany Deppen                                                Jacob Plachko
Matthew Derkits                                                 Heather Raymon
Aissatou Diop                                                    Victoria Reinert
Michelle Fartel                                                    Jennifer Reynolds
Robert Gilday                                                     Stephanie Serafin
Emily Heintzelman                                              Sabrina Scholtes
Sierra Isaac                                                         Angelina Shuber
James Kelly                                                         Megan Smith
Joel Kulick                                                           Amanda Swinehart
Elena Lajuett                                                        Trac Tran
Jessica Lavalva                                                    Derek Tripp
Marissa Lenkevich                                                Brooke Waidelich                                         Oswald Mancini                                                   Dagmara Wnuk
Steffani Moti

Saturday, June 17, 2017

CoST Research Day

The College of Science and Technology hosted Research Day on April 7, 2017 in McCormick Human Services Center. This event celebrates a year of achievement  in the research laboratory and an opportunity for students to present their results for discussion and feedback. Following opening remarks by Dean Aronstam, Dr. Jennifer Whisner, Department of Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences, presented the keynote address on Undergraduate Research-the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. BAHS students were well-represented at Research Day with 27 student presentations! Student poster presentations were evaluated by a team of judges, including BAHS faculty emerita Dr. Margaret Till. The following BAHS students received rewards for their poster presentation: first prize, Lauren Chamberlin, third prize: Kurt Jeffreys, and honorable mentions Haley Kravitz and Madison Aungst. Thank you to Dr. Coleman for serving on the CoST Research Day Committee. 

 The following students in Dr Klinger's Biology Seminar class presented posters on historical figures in American biology;
Nicholas Apfelbaum: Charles Otis Whitman 
Aubrey Cole: The life and impact of John Michael Bishop 
Samantha D'Antonio: The father of Angiogenesis. 
Joseph Domanski. An investigation into Stanley Prusiner's Life
Tim Fedor: Paul R. Ehrlich 
Fioni Fludd: Barbara McClintock and the Jumping Genes
Troy Koch: A;exander Agassiz: A master of engineering, zoology, oceanography, and embryology 
Kayla Lavella: Historical figures in American Biology: Donald Johanson, Disocoverer of Austrlopitheus afarensis. (mentor: Dr. Klinger)
Ali-reza Mobaraki: Linus Pauling (mentor: Dr. Klinger)
Mallory Tomaschik: The lie and impact of Kary Mullis (mentor Dr. Klinger)
Alex Trezza:: Haldan Keffer Hartline (mentor Dr. Klinger

The following undergraduates presented research posters:
Madison Aungst: The effects of deltamethrin on sublethal stress in honey bees (mentors: Drs. Surmacz and Hranitz)
Jerome Betz III: Construction and evaluation of mutagenized avenic acid/iron phytosiderophore transporter gene AvsYSi Sal (mentor: Dr. Davis)
Lauren Chamberlin: Investigating the presence of synapsin in Human sperm (mentors, Drs. Coleman and Venditti)
Andrew Denisenko: The search of salivary biomarkers for mild traumatic brain inquiry (mentor: Dr. Bell, Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Elliott Fackler: Investigating the biological function of wood turtles (Glytemys inscuplpta) on the Pine Creek Rails -to Trails. (mentor: Dr. Franel, EGGS)
Olivia Falko: Expression of G protein gamma subunits in CHO cells (mentor: Dr. Schwindinger)
Kyle Gainard: Effects of thiamethoxam on cellular stress in honey bees (mentors: Drs. Surmacz and Hranitz).
Haley Kravitz: Targeting Gng5 and Gng1 expression and calcium signaling in Chinese Hamster Ovary cells (mentor: Dr. Schwindinger)
Joshua Petersheim: Heat Shock protein 70 levels in Hone bees exposed to Thiacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide (mentor: Drs. Surmacz and Hranitz)
Dan Steinhauser and Ryan Sullivan: Trace Metals in coal contaminated alluvial soils (mentor: Dr. Ricker, EGGS)
BrieAnna Stauffer: Using landmark morpometric  to test sexual dimorphism in the trilobite genus Walliserops from the Devonian Morocco (mentor: Dr. Gishlick. EGGS)

The following graduate students presented posters:
Sean Hartzell: Treasures in the cabinet: A case study in the value of a small institutional natural history collection, and call for collaboration. (Mentors: Drs.Corbin, Hranitz, and Klinger)
Kirk Jeffreys: Investigation of inhibitory signaling on synaptic vesicle cycling in the earthworm neuromuscular synapse (mentor: Dr. Coleman)

Oral thesis proposal presentations were delivered by the following master's students:
Corey Conville: Copmarison of Macroinvertebrate bioindicators to ecosystem function across a gradient of agriculture imparitment (Drs. Corbin, Hranitz and Rier)
Alex Hoke: Effects of termperature and sex on newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) Escape behavior (Drs. Corbin, Hranitz and Rier)
Brad Ohlinger: Innate flower color choice and color constancy behavior in solitary and social bees (Dr. hranitz, Klinger and Davis)
John Poling: Effects of arsenic and thimerosal on the learning and memory of zebrafish. (Dr. Klingerman)

Scenes from Research Day......