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CMSV Students Present Original Research at 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research March 30-April 2, 2011
3/25/2011 - Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent is pleased to announce the participation of Mount students Nour Aqeel ’12, Joy Cote ’12, Joshian Estevez ’11, Mary Jongoy’12, Vanie Mangal’12, Winnie Tema’12, and Stephanie Widmer ’12 in the 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research from March 30, 2011 to April 2, 2011at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. These students will present posters on original research conducted under the mentorship of Dr. James Fabrizio, Chair of the Department of Natural Science, and Dr. Ana Ribeiro, Assistant Professor of Biology.

“It is unusual to have research like this going on at the undergraduate level,” says Dr. Fabrizio. “I have always been proud. For a small College the research coming out of here is quite remarkable.”

The three poster presentations are titled Molecular Mapping of Mulet (mlt), a Gene Required for Spermatid Individualization in Drosophila Melanogaster, presented by Joshian Estevez; The Tubulin Folding Cofactor e Homolog cg12214 is Required for Sperm Individualization in Drosophila Melanogaster, presented by Vanie Mangal, Winnie Tema, Joy Cote, and Joshian Estevez; and Effects of Estrogens on Food Anticipatory Activity in Female Mice, presented by Stephanie Widmer.

“It’s something that not many undergrads get to do,” says Joshian Estevez, a senior biology major. “The opportunity to conduct research under the mentorship of Dr. Fabrizio is one-of-a-kind.”

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent

Founded in 1847, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is a co-educational, independent institution rooted in the spirit and mission of the Sisters of Charity and committed to the liberal arts. The College’s undergraduate and master’s level degree programs prepare its uncommonly diverse students for lives of professional achievement and service.

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