Biology

Student & Faculty Research

Academic Grants 2015-16

  1. Robert Graffin
    Effects of sucralose, saccharin, aspartame and rebaudioside (in Stevia) on neurulation in Xenopus laevis (clawed frog)
    Research advisor/collaborator: Dr. Laura Twersky
  2. Laura Kelly
    The effects of creatine monohydrate on renal function in Wistar rats
    Research advisor/collaborator: Dr. Laura Twersky
  3. Summen Mushtaq, Valentina Osorio and Sophia Touri
    Transgenerational effects of bisphenol A and bisphenol S on aspects of reproductive system functioning in Caenorhabditis elegans (nematode worm)
    Research advisors/collaborators: Drs. Maria Agapito, Jill Callahan and Laura Twersky

New Jersey Academy of Science, April 21, 2012 at Seton Hall University

Tour of Norbord Oriented Strand Board factory in Columbus, MS.

Tour of Norbord Oriented Strand Board factory in Columbus, MS.

Ms. Anatasia Tullos (Norbord Regional Environmental Manager) leading tour.

Group photo

Group photo

Saint Peter's and MSU students on last day of workshop

Wood Products class taught by Dr. David Jones

Wood Products class taught by Dr. David Jones

Dr. David Jones is a professor in the Forest Product Laboratory at MSU

In the MSU Research Forest

In the MSU Research Forest

Dr. Ezell lecturing in the MSU Research Forest

Field trip to Mississippi pine forest.

Field trip to Mississippi pine forest.

Dr. Andy Ezell (Chair of the Department of Forestry at MSU) lecturing to the students

Academic Grants 2011-12

Examples of student-faculty research projects include:

  1. Woheema Parasram, Aviana Mahabir and Jonathan Nazario Research advisors:  Laura Twersky, Jill Callahan Comparison of Ace-031 and Deflazacort for treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy using tissue culture techniques.
  2. Richard Camacho, Stephanie Calabrese, and Jennifer Olarte Research advisors:  Laura Twersky, Jill Callahan Reversal of antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli DH5a and Salmonella ser. typhimurium.
  3. Sayrah Rauf, Ardiana Mashkulli and Carolina Moreira Research advisor:  Laura Twersky The effects of selected food dyes on early development in Xenopus laevis (clawed frog)

The above projects are supported by grants from the TriBeta Research Foundation.

  1. Drs. E. Regina Giuliani, Frances S. Raleigh, Laura H. Twersky and students Research on environmental endocrine disruptors.