Articles: Tag: Biochemistry

Pageant contestant advocates that arts provide ‘a new perspective’

Brianna Layman is using her beauty to advocate brain power. As a biochemistry major and upcoming senior at Allegheny College, the 21-year-old Franklin Park resident said she is living proof that music and art education are vital to understanding science and math. When schools eliminate the arts from their curriculum, she said they are committing

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Six Students Present Research at the 249th National American Chemical Society Meeting

Six Chemistry and Biochemistry students presented research at the 249th National American Chemical Society meeting in Denver. Haley Englert ’15 presented a poster at the Biochemistry section poster session, “Biological analyses of ATP binding and hydrolysis in DEAD-box protein,” based on her research with Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Ivy Garcia. Sean Carney ’15

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Haley Englert Presents Research at Rustbelt RNA Meeting

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.

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Senior Patricia Belle Presents Her Work on Cystic Fibrosis at Biomedical Research Conference

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

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Students, Faculty Published in Professional Journal

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

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Allegheny Students Represented at Sigma Xi Research Conference

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

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