Undergraduate research is an exciting opportunity for biology students to work with faculty and experience the process of discovery. The biology faculty has developed a culture of scholarship in which students learn how to use research to strengthen their understanding of biological concepts. Undergraduate research is actively encouraged throughout the students' curriculum to invigorate learning.
Nazareth students have completed research investigations in a variety of areas including genetics, developmental biology, ecology, microbiology, animal physiology, and plant biology.
Check back soon to see summer research presentations from this year.
On Campus at Nazareth College with Dr. Stephanie Zamule
Crowfield Sanctuary, Newark, NY
Jake organized environmental education events, created a trail map using GPS and GIS to prepare a map for the entire sanctuary that is displaced on the information kiosk. He identified and quantified invasive species, as well as keystone or endemic species within the sanctuary. Jake also created a trail brochure for the sanctuary containing a checklist of species and also noted their ecological significance.
Ariel Kubissa with Dr. Stephanie Zamule
Hydroponic removal of BPA by phytoremediation with Phaseolus vulgaris and Trifolium pratense.
Jenny Scobie assessed twenty-six sites in the streams of the Delaware River watershed to compare the current conditions with data previously obtained by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation form 1972-1992. She sampled benthic macroinvertebrates using the same protocol as the NYS DEC to sample and calculate indices of stream water quality and habitat health.
Jessica Saville was awarded an opportunity to participate in the Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange (ERIE) project, a Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) at the University of Buffalo, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. In addition to participating in several aspects of stream biology assessment, her research project was "Comparison of Methods Determining Nitrate Concentration in Stream Water."
April 23, 2014
April 22, 2014
April 15, 2014
April 16, 2014