The University of Scranton Students complete summer research fellowships with faculty


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From left, University of Scranton student Erika Beyrent, of Clarks Summit, worked in the biology lab with Dr. George Gomez, associate professor of biology, to complete research for her summer fellowship.


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From left, Dr. Timothy Foley, of South Abington Township, professor of chemistry, and student Kyle Rodgers, of Lancaster, researched anticancer mechanisms of dietary strategies during the summer.


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From left, Juliana Vossenberg, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Dr. Daniel Haggerty, of South Abington Township, associate professor of philosophy, researched the present day hook-up culture for Vossenberg’s summer research project.


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SCRANTON — Erika Beyrent, of Clarks Summit was one of seven undergraduate students granted The University of Scranton President’s Fellowships for Summer Research in 2016.

The title of Beyrent’s study is “The effects of oxidative stress of tau phosphorylation,” which she will compelte with George Gomez, Ph.D., associate professor of biology.

The fellowships, administered by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, offer each student the chance to partner with a faculty mentor to complete a research project during the summer. Each project was proposed and designed by the student and their faculty mentor.

The following is a list of the other six students who were awarded research fellowships, their projects and faculty mentors.

• Alexandra Brennan, of Downingtown, “Natural task prioritization tendencies and their effects of gait during dual task walking” with Scott Breloff, Ph.D., assistant professor of exercise science and sport.

• Michael Pottieger, of Wyomissing, “Nicotine addiction treatment in Camponotous floridanus” with Marc Seid, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology.

• Kyle Rodgers, of Lancaster, “Developing biochemical rationale for the anticancer mechanisms of dietary strategies” with Timothy Foley, Ph.D., professor of chemistry.

• Juliana Vossenberg, of Fredericksburg, Va., “Amoral psychological analysis of sexual desire in a hookup culture” with Daniel Haggerty, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy.

• Sophie West, of Los Angeles, Calif., “Patterns of extended supply chain emission disclosures: Do they follow integration patterns?” with Ozgur Isil, Ph.D., assistant professor of operation and information management.

• Devin Wood, of Netown, “The effects of maternal insulin resistance on prenatal GLUT4 development” with Patrick Orr, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology.

From left, University of Scranton student Erika Beyrent, of Clarks Summit, worked in the biology lab with Dr. George Gomez, associate professor of biology, to complete research for her summer fellowship.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_ABJ-UofS-Research-1.jpgFrom left, University of Scranton student Erika Beyrent, of Clarks Summit, worked in the biology lab with Dr. George Gomez, associate professor of biology, to complete research for her summer fellowship. Submitted photos

From left, Dr. Timothy Foley, of South Abington Township, professor of chemistry, and student Kyle Rodgers, of Lancaster, researched anticancer mechanisms of dietary strategies during the summer.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_ABJ-UofS-Research-2.jpgFrom left, Dr. Timothy Foley, of South Abington Township, professor of chemistry, and student Kyle Rodgers, of Lancaster, researched anticancer mechanisms of dietary strategies during the summer. Submitted photos

From left, Juliana Vossenberg, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Dr. Daniel Haggerty, of South Abington Township, associate professor of philosophy, researched the present day hook-up culture for Vossenberg’s summer research project.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_ABJ-UofS-Research-3.jpgFrom left, Juliana Vossenberg, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Dr. Daniel Haggerty, of South Abington Township, associate professor of philosophy, researched the present day hook-up culture for Vossenberg’s summer research project. Submitted photos

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