|Masters students Shandna Burroughs and Kirk Jeffries|
Shandna Burroughs (mentor: Dr. Candice Klingerman) Preliminary Results: Ghrelin is affecting sexual and ingestive behaviors of female Syrian hamsters.
Jalil Alston (mentor: Dr. Barry Nolt) evaluation of the fungicide sensitivity and pathogenicity of Pythium spp. cultivated from soils at Dillon Floral Corporation in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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Samirah Boksmati (mentor: Dr. Candice Klingerman) Effects of Neuropeptide Y on sexual and
ingestive behavior in the female Syrian hamster
Corey Conville (mentor: Dr. Clay Corbin) Behavioral response of mayfly community in trout-stocked tributaries of the Susquehanna River
Kira England (mentor: Dr. Amber Pott) Potential influences of small mammal scavenger
populations on bird-window mortality surveys on Bloomsburg University Campus
Kira England (mentor: Dr. Steven Rier) Diel Stream chemistry and periphyton dynamics
Rachel Johnson (mentor: Dr. Amber Pitt) Eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus allleganiensis alleganiensis) population status, spatial distribution, and microhabitat use in Pennsylvania streams.
|Masters student Samira Boksmati|
Lexie Mendall (mentor: Dr. Thomas Klinger) Do feeding mechanics affect association between populations in tidal mud and sand flats around Assateague, Chincoteague, and Wallops Islands, Virginia
Jennifer Young (mentor: Dr. Schwindinger) Measuring methylation of GNG11 in human breast cancer.
Seniors and graduate students in Current Topics in Biology (Biology 489/589.02) conducted original research projects on the epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes. Students asked questions about the prevalence and incidence of diabetes in Pennsylvania counties using data from the US National Diabetes Surveillance System at the CDC, the US Census, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The following students presented posters examining the public health burden of diabetes and its complications in the United States. Dr. Surmacz was the course instructor.
Andrew King and Rebecca Price. Geodemography of Type 2 diabetes in PA
|Rob Lewis, Sean DeBarberie, and Nick Bilski|
Katie Greene, Hayley Sparks, and Iane Charles. Is the prevalence of type 2 diabetes related to income in PA counties?
Christopher Villa and Philip Mosolino. Is diabetes related to poverty in PA?
· Matthew Swift, Christopher Christopher Bastardi, and Jhumur Ray. It’s all about th:e numbers: Diabetes Prevalence and Incidence in Columbia County and how it compares to an urban county, Pennsylvania, and the nation.
· Shandna Burroughs and Kirk Jeffries. A comparative analysis of risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes among Hispanics, African Americans, and Caucasians.
Students in Dr. Klinger's Senior Biology Seminar class presented posters on the achievements and impact of influential biologists. The following students presented posters:
Mikala Britt. Structural Chemistry to molecular biology: Linus Carl Pauling
Jessica Cusanelli. Pioneering U.S. Geneticist. Barbara McClintock
Kelly Deiter. Historical Overview of Charles Otis Whitman
Brooke Esbenshade. Alpheus Hyatt.
Stephanie Evans. Ed "Doc" Ricketts
Kaitlyn Hitchener. Thomas Hunt Morgan
Curtis Rigg. Spencer Fullerton Baird