News & Media

April 23, 2018

Biology Students Shine at Undergraduate Research Conference

Emmanuel students nearly swept the awards portion of the Eastern New England Biological Conference (ENEBC), held on Saturday, April 21, at Colby Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire. In all, 22 students from the College's biology department participated in the annual event.

Many of these students were participating as part of the two-semester BIOL 4194/95 course (Research Internship). The ENEBC was established in 1942 to support undergraduate research, and Emmanuel College has been a member since the very beginning.

There were more than 120 attendees at the conference, representing 12 colleges and universities. The conference schedule included 12 oral presentations and 60 poster presentations. Dr. Kelley Thomas (Univ. of New Hampshire) was the keynote speaker, and his research seminar was entitled: "Environmental Genomics: Can Sequencing Open the Biodiversity 'Black Box'?"

Emmanuel student research was very well-received, with 4 out of 5 poster awards going to Emmanuel students (Alexandra Mulligan '18, Tusneem Janoudi '18, James Kaufman '18 and Gianna Iantosca '18). Congratulations to all participants!

Excellence in Undergraduate Research

  • Mulligan, Alexandra*, Todd Williams, Josef Kurtz
    Effects of Busulfan Toxicity on Lymphoid Organs and Cell Lineages in a Mouse Model  

Outstanding in Undergraduate Research

  • Janoudi, Tusneem*, Cinthia Garcia, Kelsey Barrasso, Ann Hochschild, Padraig Deighan
    Mining the surface of RNA polymerase for transcription factor binding sites
  • Kaufman, James W.* and Jason N. Kuehner
    Who Flipped the Switch? - Investigating Regulation of the Yeast DNA Repair Gene, DEF1, by Pre-mature Transcription Termination  

Meritorious in Undergraduate Research 

  • Iantosca, Gianna*, Paolo Chetta, Caroline Ribeiro, Hubert Pakula, Ying Huang, Alyssa Quigley, Laura Evans, Andrew Giacomelli, and Massimo Loda
    Modeling a Novel Molecular Subset of IDH1 Mutated Prostate Cancer  

Undergraduate research has long been a hallmark of an Emmanuel College education. To read more about research at Emmanuel, visit here.

Also, learn more about the students, faculty, alumni and programs in Emmanuel's Department of Biology.