Barry students present at ASCB Annual Meeting

Five Barry University students presented at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 2012 Annual Meeting, held December 14-18, 2012 in San Francisco. The students were mentored by Dr. Brenda Schoffstall and Dr. Leticia Vega.

Jovans Lorquet, biology major and Minority Biomedical Research Support - Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (MBRS RISE) student, received second place for his poster presentation. Jovans’s and Sue Ann Flores’s (Chemistry-RISE) poster consisted of research investigating the identification and characterization of synthetic interactions between cdc13-1 and yKU80 mutant alleles on yeast telomeres.

Dr. Brenda Schoffstall and three of her research students, Nicholas Morales (biology), Cyndie Derne (biology) and Daphne Petit-Homme (biology) also made poster presentations and were recipients of the 2012 ASCB MAC Travel Award. The three students co-authored a poster titled “Classification of the normal gut microbiome of harvestmen (Order Opiliones, Class Arachnida).”

Dr. Schoffstall presented research on cardiac overload stress model for the investigation of cardiomyocyte proliferation in Zebrafish.