Scranton Students Complete Summer Research Fellowships with Faculty
The University of Scranton granted seven undergraduate students President’s Fellowships for Summer Research in 2017. The fellowships, administered by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, offer each student the chance to partner with a faculty mentor to complete a research project during the summer. Each project was proposed and designed by the student and their faculty mentor.
The following is a list of the students who were awarded 2017 research fellowships, their projects and faculty mentors.
Matthew Barrett of Clarks Summit, who will research “Effect of Octopamine in Socially-Isolated Camponotus floidanus Workers; Behavioral and Chemical Analysis on Worker Re-introduction” with Marc Seid, Ph.D., associate professor of biology.
Sabrina DiBisceglie of River Edge, New Jersey, who will study “Examining the Influence of Social Media Encounters on Physical Activity among College Women” with Danielle Arigo, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology.
Alexander Haber of Tresckow, who will study “The Effects of Oxidative Stress on the Subcellular Localization of Amyloid Precursor Protein” with George Gomez, Ph.D., associate professor of biology.
Kathleen Healey of Scranton, who will research “Cognitive Effects of Neonicitoids on Pheidole dentata” with Marc Seid, Ph.D., associate professor of biology.
Amanda Jacobs of Granby, Connecticut, who will research “A Novel Silver Containing Hydrogel Wound Dressing” with David Marx, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry.
Kara Romanowski of Kingston, who will research “The Effects of Atorvastatin Calcium and Exendin-4 on steaototic HepG2 cells” with George Gomez, Ph.D., associate professor of biology.
Robert Staubach of Flemington, New Jersey, who will study “Carbon-Boron via Bond Formation via Photoredox Catalysis” with Arthur Catino, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry.