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Research

Research

  • Opportunities are available to students to do research with faculty and also to pursue internships.
  •  During the summer, many universities offer paid internships to undergraduates, placing them in functioning science labs to conduct their own research project.
  • The intention of these internships is to prepare undergraduates for medical and graduate school and broaden their functional science knowledge.

Emily Smithers
Title: Cis-elements and trans-factors involved in post-transcriptional mechanisms of the gene atpI in chloroplast gene expression

Cynthia Davis 
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (also known as brewers or bakers yeast) and the gene Slk19. We are studying the proteins functioning in the pathway responsible for correct segregation of chromosomes during meiosis.

Peter LaCelle 
Dr. LaCelle has worked at the University of Rochester Medical Center as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and also as a post-doctoral fellow at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has published multiple manuscripts and done many abstracts. His research interests include the influence of environmental stress on the fine regulatory balance between epidermal keratinocyte growth and differentiation, and between these processes and programmed cell death, or apoptosis. His laboratory’s long range goal is to identify signaling molecules and corresponding chemical modulators effective for the maintenance of epidermal stem cells, and for the prevention and treatment of kerainocyte-based skin cancer.