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Jennifer Mead (2011) and John Corbin (2011) presented their research at the 2010 NCUR meeting at the University of Montana. They all also presented at the college's Scholars' Day 2010.

Hadia Riaz (Biochemistry 2010) presented the results of her Honors research at the regional Tri-Beta convention held at The College of New Jersey in March 2010.

Andrew Mashintonio (2009) and Vivian Clarke-Ruiz (2010) presented the results of their stream studies at the 2009 NCUR meeting at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and at Moravian's Scholar's Day 2009.

Debra Evans (Biochemistry 2009), Amanda deVillers (2009), Andrew Mashintonio (2009), Amy Parrish (2009), and Kanizeh Fatema Visram (Biochemistry 2010) all presented the results of their research at the regional Tri-Beta convention held here at Moravian College in March 2009. [photos]

Kanizeh Visram at Soc Neurosci Conf 2008

Kanizeh Visram (Biochemistry 2010) presented the results of her independent study research at the international Society for Neuroscience Conference in Washington DC in November 2008.

Jessica Cianci (Biochemistry 2008), Amanda deVillers (2008), Andrew Goodbred (2008), Yi Li (Biochemistry 2008), Lukáš Maršálek, Gregory Niehoff (Biochemistry 2008), Jennifer Novatnack (2009), Todd Remaley (2008), Simon Tabchi (2008), Jenna Wallace (Biochemistry 2008), Kristen Wiggins (Biochemistry 2008), and Anastasia Yemelyanova (2008) presented the results of their research at Moravian's 3rd Annual Scholarship Day on April 17, 2008.

Anastasia Yemelyanova at Fly Conference 2008

Anastasia Yemelyanova (2008) presented the results of her Honors research at the international Drosophila Research Conference in San Diego in early April 2008.

Debra Evans (Biochemistry 2009), Armando Villafane (2007), and Allen Wong (Biochemistry & Mathematics 2009) presented the results of their research at the NCUR 2008 conference at Salisbury University in April 2008.

Andy Villafane at NCUR 2008

Andy Goodbred (2008) attended the NEURON (NorthEast Undergraduate Research Organization for Neuroscience) meeting at Hunter College on April 12, 2008, where he presented the results of his Honors research.

Amanda deVillers (2008) and Anastasia Yemelyanova (2008) presented the results of their research at the regional Tri-Beta convention held at Mount St. Mary's University in March 2008.

Amanda deVillers at BBB convention 2008

Anastasia Yemelyanova at BBB convention 2008

Debra Evans (Biochemistry 2009), LeeAnna Roberts (2007), and Peter Slivka (Biochemistry 2007) presented the results of their research at the regional Tri-Beta convention held at Elizabethtown College in March 2007; LeeAnna won the John C. Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Research.

Many students spent last summer conducting research in a variety of areas, and this year Tri-Beta has organized a student Research Seminar series. The fall presentations were excellent, and the series will continue into the spring.

Yi Li (2008), Sarah Mueller (2006), Rachel Siegfried (2006), and Paras Varvarelis (2006) presented the results of their research at the regional Tri-Beta convention held at York College in March 2006; Sarah was runner-up for the John C. Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Research.

Jacqueline Jediny (2006) and Prof. Frank Kuserk presented a poster based on Jackie's research at the Third Annual Mid-Atlantic Ecology Conference held at Montclair State University's New Jersey School of Conservation in Branchville, NJ. The poster, "Benthic Macro-invertebrates as Bio-indicators of Stream Quality in a Rural/Urban Transition Zone in Monocacy Creek, Northampton County, Pennsylvania," examines the impact of external stresses on the structure of the aquatic invertebrate community as the Monocacy Creek transitions from a predominantly rural area into the city of Bethlehem. The conference was sponsored by the Ecological Society of America.

photo of research students

Prof. Cecilia Fox accompanied two SOAR students, Rachel Siegfried (2006) and Paras Varvarelis (2006), to present research at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science in Hershey on March 25. The title of their presentation was "Selenium as a Potential Neuroprotective Agent in the 6-OHDA Striatal Lesion Model." On April 8th, the group headed to the N.E.U.R.O.N. Conference at Hunter College in New York City to present this research.