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Students' collaborative scientific research project targets tadpole growth
Posted 06/17/2016 12:10PM

Misericordia University recently sponsored the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall on campus. The presentations were the culmination of research and work on a variety of topics by more than 180 students in the Colleges of Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences, and Professional Studies and Social Sciences.

A group of 17 students in a class of Angela Asirvatham, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Biology, presented the results of their collaborative research project, "Effects of Insulin, Thyroxine, and Caffeine on Rana catesbeiana Tadpole Growth." The team included John Bankus, Wyoming; John Barcelon, West Pittston; Bridget Boyle, Dallas; Corinne Breymeier, Old Forge; Grace Emmett, Mountain Top; Matthew Evans, Exeter; Sabrina Figueroa, Centereach, New York; Elizabeth Korbich, Sunbury; Brittany Malia, Hanover Township; Lauren Madsen, Matamoras; Nicole Palanza, Monroe, New York; Michael Pheasant, East Stroudsburg; Alec Rhoads, Lititz; Zachary Sabaday, Saint Clair; Samantha Weissberg, Warwick, New York, and Carly Young, Sturges.

Misericordia student researchers presented a total of 110 abstracts to the college community and answered questions related to their individual topics, which included biology, chemistry, medical imaging, nursing, physical therapy, psychology, speech-language pathology, teacher education and government, law and national security. University President Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., attended the two-hour event along with students, faculty, staff and deans of the colleges.

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Misericordia University biology students, front row from left, John Bankus, Wyoming, Pa.; John Barcelon, West Pittston, Pa., and Matthew Evans, Exeter, Pa.; second row, Michael Pheasant, East Stroudsburg, Pa.; Bridget Boyle, Dallas, Pa.; Lauren Madsen, Matamoras, Pa.; Sabrina Figueroa, Centereach, N.Y.; Nicole Palanza, Monroe, N.Y.; Carly Young, Sturges, Pa., and Corinne Breymeier, Old Forge, Pa.; third row, Zachary Sabaday, Saint Clair, Pa.; Samantha Weissberg, Warwick, N.Y.; Alec Rhoads, Lititz, Pa.; Grace Emmett, Mountain Top, Pa.; Brittany Malia, Hanover Township, Pa., and Elizabeth Korbich, Sunbury, Pa., presented their collaborative research, 'Effects of Insulin, Thyroxine, and Caffeine on Rana catesbeiana Tadpole Growth,' during the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day on campus.

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