NHS Student Research Fund Recipients

The College of Natural and Health Sciences (NHS) launched in spring 2006 a new UNC Foundation account entitled the NHS Student Research Fund, which is intended to support research and research-related travel by NHS students. The fund has been supported through generous donations by faculty, staff, and friends of the College, as well as proceeds generated by the NHS Student Research Celebration. To make a donation to the Student Research Fund, please visit the UNC Foundation website at http://www.uncalumni.org/Foundation/.

The recipients of the NHS Student Research Fund for Spring 2014 are:

School of Biological Sciences

Ryan Fuller - Graduate student - Project:  Genetic Studies Mariposa Lily (alochortus gunnisonii): An Investigation of Potential Population Divergence and Speciation in the Rocky Mountains

Madeline Kunes and Desiree Arreola - Undergraduate students - Project:  Fluorolysis Assay Development

Cassandra Modahl - Graduate student - Project title: Identifying Novel Venom Proteins from Rear-fanged Snakes us Transcriptomic Methods

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Brent Ferrell - Graduate student - Project: Analysis of Students’ Self-efficacy, Interest and Effort Beliefs in General Chemistry

School of Mathematical Sciences

Kritika Chhetri and Emilie Naccarato - Graduate students - Project: Visualizing Covariational Reasoning in Model-of/Model-for Transition

Melissa Goss - Graduate student - Project: Professional Development and Student Growth on a State Math Assessment

School of Sport and Exercise Science

Jesus Medrano - Undergraduate student - Project:  Effects of a Twelve-week Aerobic and Cognitive Training Intervention on Cognitive Function in Cancer Survivors

Traci L. Parry - Graduate student - Project: Effect of Exercise Training on Tumor Growth and Cardiac Function in the Rat Cancer Model

Colin J. Quinn - Graduate student - Project: SERCA Expression in Response to Doxorubicin, Exercise, or Combined Treatment

The next funding competition will take place in the Fall 2014. To make a donation to the Student Research Fund, please visit the UNC Foundation website: http://www.uncalumni.org/Foundation/