Eight undergraduate college students have received stipends from North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) to support their research. The research will be presented at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium on November 4, 2017, at Campbell University.
The recipients are:
Carrie Blowe, a junior Biology major at Chowan University researching: Effects of Agricultural Runoff on Turtle Immune Health;
Paul Brennan, a senior Biology major at Davidson College researching: Exploration of Transgene Number in Immune T-Cell Mouse Model;
Cameron Deal Futral, a senior Biology major at Davidson College researching: Does Removal of the CD4 Enhancer NCE Affect Presentation and Activation in the Periphery;
Mia Elizabeth Guzynski, a junior Biology major at Davidson College researching: Is the NCE enhancer required for the upregulation of CD4 during antigen-specific T-cell activation in vivo;
Brittany Lefebvre, a senior Biology major at St. Andrews University researching: Wound Healing Potential of Mastoparan;
Marisa Richardson at Shaw University researching: Microplastics in Salts;
Adele Warren, a senior Biology major at St. Andrews University researching: Antibiotic-Enhancing Potential of Mastoparan; and
Megan Weeks, a senior Biology major at Queens University of Charlotte researching: The Use of Caenorhabditis elegans N2 Model System to Investigate in vivo Interaction Between Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki and a Novel Bacteriophage.
“We deeply appreciate the funding by the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation that enables us to support substantive research at the undergraduate level,” said NCICU President A. Hope Williams, “and we look forward to reviewing the findings in November.”