Research Students

Below is a sample assortment of research students who are currently involved in various types of Biology research.

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Nicole McAndrew

Nicole McAndrew, a biology major with a minor in spanish, was awarded a Presidential University Summer Fellowship in 2014.  Her research focuses on retinoic acid signaling in neuroblastoma growth, differentiation, and death.

In the same laboratory, Kaitlyn Kolzow, a neuroscience major who is a member of the Honors and SJLA programs, was also awarded a Presidential University Summer Fellowship in 2014 to study the effects of oxidative stress on neuronal cell growth and survival in the retina.

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Emily Harasym

Emily Harasym is a BCMB major who was mentored by one of our Biology faculty (George Gomez).  She was awarded the Presidential University Summer Fellowship in 2013 for her research involving submicromolar concentrations of retinoic acid and their effects on neuroblastoma cell differentiation and acquisition of neuron-like properties.  She presented this work at the American Society for Cell Biology annual conference in Dec. 2013.

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Jonathan Schall

Jon Schall was awarded a Presidential University Summer Fellowship in 2012.  He conducts research on lipid metabolism in the embryonic chick retina.

If you are a current research student and wish to contribute to this page, please email Dr. Gomez.