Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Students Awarded Research Grants

Andrew Cross and Kyle Flannery
Undergraduate Andrew Cross and graduate student Kyle Flannery were awarded research grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Biologists (CPUB) for the 2018-2019 academic year. CPUB is an organization composed of faculty in the fourteen institutions of the PA State System of Higher Education that fosters excellence in biology education and research.

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.

~from http://bloomsburgbiosynthesis.blogspot.com/

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