Biochemistry major Haley Englert ’15 presented a poster on the “Thermodynamic analysis of ATP hydrolysis in ribosomal assembly DEAD-box proteins” at the 2014 Rustbelt RNA Meeting in Pittsburgh. She began her research project during her sophomore year at Allegheny in Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ivelitza Garcia’s laboratory.
November 7th 2014
December 16th 2013
Patricia Belle ’14 presented her summer research, done at Case Western School of Medicine, at the 2013 national Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Nashville, Tennessee on November 13-16. ABRCMS is the largest professional conference for underrepresented minority students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Patricia gave a poster presentation in biochemistry on her research, titled “Mitochondrial Complex 1 Deficiency Leads to an Increase in Cystic Fibrosis Signaling Markers.” Her research involved testing various inhibitors and activators of the electron transport system to determine its role in creating oxidative stress in cystic fibrosis cells.
September 1st 2013
Associate Professor of Chemistry Alice Deckert and Professor of Chemistry Martin Serra—along with Brittany Rauzan ’13, Elizabeth McMichael ’12, Rachel Cave ’12, Lesley R. Sevcik ’09, Kara Ostrosky ’09, Elisabeth Whitman ’09, Rachel Stegemann ’14, and Audra L. Sinclair ’10—published a peer-reviewed article titled “Kinetics and Thermodynamics of DNA, RNA, and Hybrid Duplex Formation” in the February 5 issue of the journal Biochemistry (volume 52, pp. 765-772).
May 1st 2013
Twenty-six Allegheny students participated in the Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference held at Penn State Behrend on April 13.
They are (with their faculty advisors listed in parentheses): Ashley Baronner ’13 (Caryl Waggett), Korey Bartolomeo ’13 (Brad Hersh), Austin Becker ’13 (Tricia Humphreys and Ann Kleinschmidt), Ava Carvour ’14 (Barbara Shaw), Kyrsten Craig ’15 (Barbara Shaw), Colleen Friel ’13 (Catharina Coenen), Dana D’Amico ’13 (Catharina Coenen), Jaclyn DeCoursey ’14 (Lauren French), Jeff Fleming ’13 (Lee Coates), Katrina Gazsi ’13 (Milt Ostrofsky and Ron Mumme), Justin Giel ’13 (Rich Bowden), Jessica Giles ’13 (Christy Donmoyer), Jocelyn Gruskiewicz ’13 (Lee Coates), Aaron Haag ’13 (Brad Hersh), Max Hennessy ’13 (Brad Hersh), Linnea Homa ’13 (Christy Donmoyer), Megan King ’13 (Caryl Waggett), Dylan McCreary ’13 (Lauren French), Erin Nawrocki ’13 (Tricia Humphreys), Chloé Nuñez ’13 (Caryl Waggett), Kayla Owens ’13 (Catharina Coenen), Kelsey Ream ’13 (Rich Bowden), Jessica Repasz ’13 (Rod Clark), Sara Schombert ’13 (Catharina Coenen), Kelly Smith ’13 (Lauren French), and Jennie Vorhauer ’14 (Tricia Humphreys).
Baronner, Carvour, Fleming, Friel, Gazsi, Gruskiewicz, Hennessy, Nawrocki, McCreary and Smith were given awards for best presentations in their sessions. A total of 226 students and 106 faculty from twelve colleges in western and central Pennsylvania participated in the conference.