CUR Biology Division Announces Recipients of Small Research Grants

The CUR Biology Division has selected the following recipients of its small research grants (maximum $250 each), designed to assist undergraduate research mentors in conducting a research project with biology undergraduates:

Paula Checchi, associate professor of biology, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. Project: Validation and Characterization of a Mutant Generated by CRISPR-Cas9 Genetic Engineering.

John J. Dubé, associate professor of biology, Chatham University, Pittsburgh. Project: Bridging the Gap in Understanding of Physical and Mental Health.

Ava Howard, associate professor of biology, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR. Project: Water Stress of the Dominant Tree Species in Threatened Pacific Northwest Savannah-Woodland Oak Ecosystems.

Joong-Wook Park, associate professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Troy University, Troy, AL. Project: Distribution of Waterborne Pathogenic Bacteria in the Mobile Bay Area



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