Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tri-Beta Research Foundation Grant Received

Beta Beta Beta grant recipient Adam Kulp (with the Bloomsburg Huskies sweatshirt!) flanked by research mentors  Dr. Jennifer Venditti and Dr. William Coleman
Adam Kulp, a B.S. Biology major, received a grant from Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society Research Foundation. Adam's project is entitled "Investigation of synapsin I distribution in capacitated and acrosome-induced sperm cells."  Drs. Jennifer Venditti and William Coleman are Adam's research mentors. This collaborative research effort uses immunocytochemical techniques to localize synapsin I in sperm, a protein classically thought to be only present in nerve cells. Adam has previously conducted research on synapsin in sperm cells during his participation in the Undergraduate Research Scholarship and Creative Activities (URSCA) program during the summer of 2013. This work was presented in spring 2014 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Andrology in Atlanta, GA. Adam is a Community Assistant and has served as a project manager on a number of residence life events. He is also been actively engaged in community service activities as an active member of Developing  Ambitious Student Leaders. Adam is the current president of  the BU campus chapter of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society and has been named to Who's Who Among Students in Colleges and Universities. He is a past recipient of the Biology and Allied Health Sciences Scholarship. Adam plans to attend graduate school to pursue his interests in neuroscience.