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Ann Taylor Adams ’19 was recently featured on the South Carolina IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (SCINBRE) website. While at Converse, Ann received the Psychology Department’s Outstanding Senior award for her research and community service. She is the recipient of a Rehabilitation Services Administration scholarship; Ann plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation…
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Caitlin Lazurick 19, Rachel Owings ’19, Nicole Lidzbarski ’19 present their summer research at the INBRE Symposium

Working under Dr. Edna Steele and Dr. Jeff Brotherton’s guidance and mentorship, Nisbet Honors students Caitlin Lazurick ‘19, Nicole Lidzbarski ‘19, and Rachel Owings ‘19, had their submission “Investigating the Toxicity and Accumulation of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D) and Glyphosate in Eisenia fetida” (MS #1143) published in the Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science….
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Nicole Lidzbarski

How can earthworms help us reduce the risk of cancer? Is your new favorite weed killer less safe than its competitors? Students explored these and other questions in an award-winning summer research project.

Caitlin Lazurick 19, Rachel Owings ’19, Nicole Lidzbarski ’19 present their summer research at the INBRE Symposium

Nisbet Honors students Caitlin Lazurick ’19, Rachel Owings ’19, and Nicole Lidzbarski ’19 presented the preliminary results of their summer research, “Investigating the Toxicity and Accumulation of a Medically Important Herbicide 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D) Using Earthworm as a Model System” at the 2016 SC INBRE Summer Research Symposium held at the USC School of Medicine….
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Biochemistry Student Ashley Thompson INBRE research

Ashley Thompson ‘18 didn’t miss an academic beat this summer. The recipient of a summer INBRE grant, Ashley completed a summer research project at Furman University. Ashley is a Biochemistry major and Nisbet Honors Program student. She presented her poster, “Analysis of the Molecular Weight Distribution of Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB)” at the 2016 SC INBRE…
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A new biosensor to help detect a genetic disease. The potentially carcinogenic effects of Round Up. This sort of research may sound like the domain of large biomedical research labs, but it’s being conducted right here on the Converse campus. And some of the researchers aren’t old enough to drive.

2016 INBRE Researchers and Mentors

After nearly two months of laboratory research, seven research teams presented their findings to a gathering of Converse community members, family, friends and local college professors on July 29, 2016. Fourteen of the researchers were local high school students and were awarded a certificate of achievement by Provost Jeffrey Barker. Congratulations to the following researchers:…
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Converse Students visit D.C.

Converse is well represented this summer in Washington, D.C. by three Nisbet Honors students. Chemistry and Politics major Kenda Szczesniak ’19 is working for an educational nonprofit. Biology, Chemistry and Spanish major Kelsey Barber ’17 and Biochemistry major Ciara Steele ’17 visited D.C. for the National IDeA Symposium for Biomedical Research Excellence . This trip,…
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Biochemistry major Ashley Thompson ’18 has been accepted to Furman University’s highly competitive NIH-INBRE 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Program as a Converse-Furman collaboration student. She will work in Dr. John Wheeler’s lab for 10 weeks over the summer. Ashley says: “I am researching with the Chemistry department here at Furman. I am currently researching the…
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Converse College Resarch

Dr. Will Case received a Target Faculty award through statewide competition under the SC-INBRE III Developmental Research Program of National Institutes of Health. He will receive $126,000 in direct support the first eighteen months of the award. The grant will fund research equipment, stipend, research supplies and travel funds for two students per year.