The Trapani lab at the 29th Annual N.E.U.R.O.N. Conference
On the last Sunday of February, Prof Trapani took a campus van loaded with 7 students from his lab (6 undergrads plus a UMass graduate student) to the 29th Annual N.E.U.R.O.N. (NorthEast Undergraduate Research On Neuroscience) Conference at Quinnipiac University in CT. Four of the students presented their own research and Christina Hansen ‘17 won best poster out of over 100 posters presented that day. In addition to a keynote talk, the students spent time at the poster session and attending 1-hour workshops before sharing lunch with other conference attendees.
Purdy Lab: Professor Alexandra Purdy and Students in the Purdy Lab Publish Article
G.M. El-Bassiony, V. Luizzi '17, D. Nguyen '17, J.G. Stoffolano Jr., and A.E. Purdy published their research on "Vibrio Cholerae laboratory infection of the adult house fly Musca domestica" in Medical and Veterinary Entomology, in July 2016.
Claire Castellano ’16 and Joye Yang ’17 Present Poster at Plant Biology Conference
Professor Jeeyon Jeong and two students from the Jeong lab, Claire Castellano ’16 and Joye Yang ’17, attended Plant Biology 2016, the annual conference of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). More than 1,300 scientists from about 40 countries participate in this meeting.
Prof. Trapani and Students Publish Research in Journal of Physiology
Eileen Troconis’15, Alex Ordoobadi’15, Tom Sommers’16, Razina Aziz-Bose’14, Ashley R. Carter and Josef G. Trapani published their research on “Intensity-dependent timing and precision of startle response latency in larval zebrafish” in The Journal of Physiology in May 2016.
Ratner Lab: Use of a Probabilistic Motif Search to Identify Histidine Phosphotransfer Domain-Containing Proteins.
Surujon, D. and Ratner, D. I. (2016). PLoS One 11(1): e0146577
We present a means for computing the likelihood that proteins in an organism’s proteome fall within a structural class, hence may serve a particular, known function. Our computationally compact method was established using histidine phosphotransfer (HPt) proteins but is more generally applicable