William Jewell Department of Biology  
Students receive Tri-Beta grants for independent research  

Seven biology students received recognition for their work on independent research projects in November 2011. They submitted Tri-Beta research grants to the national office and were awarded funding to conduct their research after favorable review from biology faculty at other institutions.

  • Loren Archibeque and Kelly Roark, Advisor: Dr. Tara Allen: “FAT/CD36 Expression in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells: Roles in Fatty Acid Uptake and Atherosclerosis”
  • Ashley Pooker, Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Moody: “An investigation of anticancer properties of Tradescantia ohiensis (Family: Commelinaceae)”
  • Cassi Johnson and Chris Koehn, Advisor: Dr. Lori Wetmore: “Investigation of the role of AKT and JNK pathways in induced autophagic cell death in human glioma cell lines”
  • Michael McClanahan and Logan Pettz, Advisor: Dr. Tara Allen: “Detection and analysis of fatty acid translocase (CD36) in intracellular pools of cultured A7r5 vascular smooth muscle cells”


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