Misericordia University research students and faculty mentors who were engaged in the second annual Summer Research Fellowship Program recently offered their findings to the campus community in the form of oral, poster and PowerPoint presentations in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library.
The presentations are the capstone of the annual on-campus program that pairs students with faculty mentors in a wide array of research projects across the academic disciplines available in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Health Sciences and Professional Studies and Social Sciences. Interested students make application to the program, apply for grant funding, and then conduct independent research with the assistance of faculty in their field.
Thirty-one students and 13 faculty members in the areas of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, history, government, physics, speech-language pathology and occupational therapy collaborated on 22 research projects.
Among the participants were
Frank DiPino, Jr., Ph. D., professor of biology, Misericordia, and Jun Ling, Ph. D., assistant professor of biochemistry and director of the Office of Research Compliance at The Commonwealth Medical College, collaborated with students Rachel Bohn of Mountain Top, Palmer Steiner and Alexandra Wagner on the poster presentation, “A Mutagenesis Approach to Disrupt PAK2: A Protein Involved in Breast Cancer.’’