|Andrew Cross and Kyle Flannery|
Andrew's research project assesses the effects of sublethal doses of neonicotinoid pesticides on the levels of the oxidative enzyme glutathjione-S-transferase in honey bee brains. Oxidative enzymes are essential in reducing oxidative stress in honey bees, a factor that may contribute to their global declines. Andrew is a senior biology, pre-medical sciences major from Benton, PA. He is the Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society historian, and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Pre-medical Sciences Club. He plans to attend medical school. Drs. Surmacz and Hranitz are his research mentors.
Kyle's research proposal was entitled "Characterizing Developmental Patterns of Language in Autism Spectrum Disorder." Kyle is from Blandon, PA and graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2018 with a BS in Biology, Medical Genomics and Counseling. He is a member of Tri-Beta Honor society. Kyle is currently a BAHS graduate assistant and is conducting research in the laboratory of Dr. Abby Hare-Harris.