Research

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Apr 24, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Tucker ’12 Analyzes DNA for Rattlesnake Population Research

By Chris Macchi ’12 Last summer Biology major Sharese Tucker ’12 tested the DNA of timber rattlesnake populations (Crotalus horridus) found in Westmoreland County, Pa., with the hopes of making conclusions about the factors causing their genetic variation. Mentored by Dr. Lauretta Bushar, Tucker...

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Apr 13, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Gallo ’13 Receives REU Award for Summer Research

Chemistry major Annastasia Gallo ’13 received a prestigious Research Experience for Undergraduates award (REU), to participate in a 10-week summer internship in collaboration with the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT). The award, given by the American Chemical...

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Mar 2, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Chemistry Majors' Research Results From NSF Award, Faculty Mentorship, Internship

  Seven Arcadia University Chemistry majors—including one who received an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, several working with Arcadia faculty mentors, and one doing an internship with a local company—participated in the 12th Annual Student Poster Sessions sponsored by the...

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Feb 28, 2012 Donna Whitlock

Faculty and Students Put Research Front and Center

The third annual Faculty and Student Research Expo is Thursday, March 1, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Boyer Hall and the Health Sciences Building. Meet faculty researchers and their student collaborators and see firsthand the scientific research that takes place on Arcadia’s campus. Attendees are...

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Jan 30, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

DPT Class of 2012 Present First Capstone Projects Under New Cirriculum

Fifty-five members of the 2012 Doctor of Physical Therapy Class presented Capstones Presentations projects in the Great Room of the Commons on Thursday, Jan. 26.  Poster sessions were followed by research platform presentations. The Class of 2012 pioneered the creation of a clinical database...

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Dec 16, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Genetic Counseling Program Produces Strong Showing at Annual Education Conference

The Arcadia University Genetic Counseling program had another strong showing at the Annual Education Conference (AEC) for the National Society of Genetic Counselors in San Diego, from Oct. 27-30. More than 1,500 genetic counselors from across the country attended the AEC. Six of the fourteen 2011...

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Oct 14, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Stetser Assists Local Contributor in Pursuit of Spanish

The Chestnut Hill Local (Philadelphia, Pa.) recently published “Enemies of Reading: ¿Mi vida loca? A grown man hides from his Spanish teacher, Part 1,” an opinion piece by contributor Hugh Gilmore. Determined to learn more of the Spanish Language than what is available on Univision, but unsure of...

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Sep 13, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Kistenmacher ’12 Cultivates Seed Beetle Study with Faculty Collaboration

Sarah Kistenmacher ’12 spent the summer pioneering a lab-based research under the supervision of Dr. Chad Hoefler, Assistant Professor of Biology. Her study “Congruence between host preference and reproductive success in Callosobruchus maculatus seed beetles” revolves around host preferences and...

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Sep 8, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Pavoni '12 Finds a Future of Discovery Through Faculty Genome Research

Nickodemo Pavoni ’12 recently completed his second consecutive summer working under the supervision of his academic and research adviser, Dr. Sheryl T. Smith, Assistant Professor of Biology, investigating how specific DNA sequences known as insulators help to regulate the expression of genes....

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Aug 30, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Zechman '14 Investigates Breeding Habits of Asian Tiger Mosquito

Ashley Zechman ’12 is investigating the breeding habits of several species of mosquitoes in the region with Dr. Christopher Binckley, Assistant Professor of Biology. In addition to contributing to an ongoing study, her research will serve as part of her Senior Capstone project. Understanding how...

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Aug 26, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Fisher '11 Turns Post-Katrina Service Work into Post-Grad Research, Career

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 As a sophomore at Arcadia, Lauren Fisher ’11 joined the Office of Community Service's Alternative Spring Break trip to Jean Lafitte and Boothsville, La. on a whim; she had no idea how much the experience would impact her life. Fisher's new-found passion for service led her...

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Aug 19, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Kroll '12, Christodoulou '14 Conduct Ecological Research with Faculty

This summer, Biology major Kayla Kroll ’12 and Scientific Illustration major Emilyann Christodoulou ’14 are researching ecology and the disturbance history of pine forests in northeastern West Virginia with Dr. Lauren F. Howard, Assistant Professor of Biology. The study is being done in...