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Student Research

Eckerd College Biology Majors have opportunities to conduct research on-campus with Eckerd faculty as well as in labs off-campus. To celebrate these accomplishments, Eckerd hosts an annual Student Research Symposium.  Below is a list of some of the recent student research posters and presentations completed by Eckerd Biology majors (Biology students names in bold).

2011

SCREENING THE CELLULAR IMPACT OF NATURAL PRODUCT POLYPHENOLS ON REACTIVE OXYGEN INDUCED STRESS IN CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS
Kyle, S., D. Flaherty

PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF PERINEREIS USING MOLECULAR MARKERS
Matt, G.,Y. Sun

CREATING A BRAIN CDNA LIBRARY FROM DASYATIS SABINA:  A STEP TOWARD CHARACTERIZING AN ENDOCANNABINOID RECEPTOR IN AN ELASMOBRANCH FISH
Riggs, C., K. Newman, G. Gerdeman

DEVELOPMENTAL AND NEUROLOGICAL EFFECTS OF EMBRYONIC EXPOSURE TO COMMON PESTICIDES AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS IN ZEBRAFISH (DANIO RERIO)
Battey, T., S. San Francisco, S. Nichols, D. B. Flaherty

AFFECTS OF COMMONLY USED PESTICIDES AND ANTI-BACTERIAL AGENTS ON THE NEUROLOGICAL FUNCTION OF C. ELEGANS
Dwyer, C. J., D. B. Flaherty, A. S. Zeifman, L. Maryoung, A. C. Kaudy, M. R. Swope

2010

NEUROLOGICAL AND REPRODUCTIVE AFFECTS OF COMMONLY USED FLORIDA PESTICIDES ON CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS
Zeifman, A., L. Maryoung, D. Flaherty

THE POTENTIAL CORRELATION BETWEEN PERSONALITY AND SUCCESS ON TRAINING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING TASKS WITH LEMURS
Alexander, B., E. Mahoney, J. Boucher

GENETIC ANALYSIS OF THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC FORMS OF THE AMPHI-AMERICAN FISH OLIGOPLITES SAURUS.
Gilkey, C., S. Denison, W. Szelistowski

2009

EVIDENCE FOR A GENETIC COMPONENT TO VENTRAL FLUKE PIGMENTATION IN HUMPBACK WHALES (MEGAPTERA NOVAEANGLIAE)
Antolik, C., C. S. Baker, D. Steel

 PREVALENCE OF THE Δ 32 ALLELE OF THE CHEMOKINE RECEPTOR 5 GENE IN THE ECKERD POPULATION
Makkar, P., C. Kouassi, D. B. Flaherty

Genetic structure of Florida populations of Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis sabina
Van Bibber, N.,A. Eckard, S. Forshee, A. Madden, R. Skoumal, C. Storer, W. Szelistowski

EVALUATING POTENTIAL ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA LEVELS ON COMMUNAL USE SPHYGMOMENOMETER CUFFS IN A HOSPITAL SETTING
Paranzino, M. A., D. B. Flaherty, S. H. Denison

THE EFFECTS OF DIOXIN AND CADMIUM TOXICITY ON NEURAL CONDUCTION VIA MECHANOSENSATION AND REPRODUCTION VIA BROOD SIZE IN CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS
Rosa, C. I., L. Cronk, A. Zeifman, D. B. Flaherty

MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF CELLULAR EVENTS IN EXPLANTED CARDIAC CULTURES
Steele, J., P. Steele, R. Boucek, J. Jacobs, A. Asante-Korang, W. Chamizo, W. Schlief, V. Molnar, A. Steele

Life After Eckerd

Approximately two-thirds of Eckerd Biology graduates have continued with postgraduate study at many of the most prestigious medical and graduate schools in the nation. Eckerd College has been ranked near the top of all U.S. colleges and universities in terms of the percentage of its alumni who have gone on to earn Ph.D. degrees and Eckerd students have scored in the highest percentiles of the GRE and MCAT exams.

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