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Ten Biology Students Receive Research Awards from School of Graduate Studies and Research

Two M.S. in Biology graduate students and eight Biology Honors Program undergraduate students received research awards from the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research for 2009.

The students are:

  • Mary Mock studying “Golden-winged Warblers and Their Use of Natural Gas Well Sites” with Dr. Larkin
  • Richard Biemiller studying “Seasonal Variation of Macroinvertebrates in Naturally Occurring Leaf Packs” with Dr. Brenneman
  • Danielle Botelho studying ”Effects of Acid Mine Drainage on the Metabolism of Minnows” with Dr. Pistole
  • Ken Glassford studying “Biology Comparison Between the Roles of Tumor Suppressor Gene p53 and Oncogene BCI-2 as Indicators for Localized Prostate Cancer Using Immunohistochemical Analysis” with Dr. Butler
  • William Glassford studying “The Significance of ERα in the Doming Effect of Tamoxifen on the MCF-7 Cell Line” with Dr. Butler
  • Eric Goodrich studying “The Effect of Caffeine on Circadian and Ultradian Rhythms in Paramecium tetraurelia” with Dr. Hinrichsen
  • Dennis Hock studying “The Comparative Morphology and Evolutionary Similarities of Constricting Colubrids” with Dr. Pistole
  • Lynda Jones studying “Biology Circadian and Ultradian Rhythms in Paramecium tetraurelia—Lithium Disruption as a Means to Ascertain Their Relationship” with Dr. Hinrichsen
  • Christie Ritchey studying “The Effect of Melatonin on the Circadian Rhythims of Paramecium tetraurealia” with Dr. Hinrichsen
  • Patricia Tolu-Ajayi studying “Effects of Temperature on the Ability of Tamoxifen (Novaldex), a Drug Used in the Treatment of Breast Cancer, to Induce Breast Cancer Cells to Behave More Like Normal Cells”
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