Sunday, April 3, 2016

Updates from the Tri-Beta Convention

Members of Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society, accompanied by Dr. William Schwindinger, traveled to Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA on March 19 to attend the Northeast District 2 Tri-Beta Convention.  Bloomsburg University, one of 11 chapters participating in the conference, received the "Travel Gavel" Award for traveling the farthest distance. The keynote speaker was Dr. Harvey Grill, Professor of Psychology & Director, Integrative Programs, Institute of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  Dr Grill addressed the topic  
“Hyperphagia and the Obesity Epidemic: Brain Control of Feeding, Anti-Obesity Drugs and Weight." Jean-Nicole Place, Jennifer Young and Andrew King presented posters on the following topics:

  • Methylation of Gng7 in human breast cancer tissues. Jean-Nicole Place and William Schwindinger. 
  • Measuring Methylation of GNG11 in Human Breast Cancer. Jennifer Young and William Schwindinger. 
  • Evaluating G-protein Coupled Receptor Subunit Gamma-4's Effect on Cell Migration in a Model System of Kallmann Syndrome Using CRISPR/Cas9. Andrew King.

Jean-Nicole Place received the John C. Johnson Award, the first prize award in the poster 
category. She will represent the Northeast District 2 of Tri-Beta at the national convention at 
Bethel University in St. Paul Minnesota on May 30 to June 5, 2016. Congratulations Jean!
Jenny Young, Jean-Nicole Place and Andrew Young at the Tri-Beta Convention.

Jean Nicole Place with her poster on Gng 7 methylation.

Andrew Young, graduate student in Dr. Schwindinger's lab, presents poster at Tri-Beta Convention.

Jennifer Young presents poster on Gng 11 methylation in breast cancer.