David Shade and Dr. Caroline Nielsen “Measuring the Impact of Bacteria/Phage Interaction on Carbon Mineralization in Different Soil Types” Cabrini College

Shannon Cook and Dr. Sheryl Fuller-Espie “An Investigation to Determine if Nitric Oxide Production in Pathogen-Stimulated Earthworm Coelomocytes is Negatively Affected by Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibitors” Cabrini College

Morgan Sperratore and Dr. Sheryl Fuller-Espie “Using Unmethylated CpG Oligonucleotides as Microbe-Associated Molecular Patterns to Induce Nitric Oxide Production in the Coelomocytes of Eisenia hortensis” Cabrini College

Angela Snyder and Dr. John A. Ciglian “Behavior Patterns of Captive African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus) at the Lehigh Valley Zoo Compared to Those in the Wild” Cedar Crest College

Amanda Seyferhelt and Dr. Lindsey Welch “Catalytic Conversion of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural from D-Fructose using Iron (III) Chloride Hexahydrate1” Cedar Crest College

Jessica Hile and Dr. Amy Reese “Domesticated Canines as Fungal Reservoirs for Rhodotorula species” Cedar Crest College

Julia Kelly and Dr. Amy Reese “Overexpression of α-1,3-glucanase in Cryptococcus neoformans using an inducible plasmid construct” Cedar Crest College

Christine Mrozek and Dr. Jodi Yorti “A Study of the Effects of Corticosterone and Vitamin D on the Splenic Dendritic Cells of C57BL/6 Mice” Elizabethtown College

Jocelyn Paul and Dr. Meg Laakso “Detecting viral replication of genetically engineered infectious tomato yellow leaf curl virus tagged with GFP in transgenic plants” Eastern University

Stefani Cannon and Dr. Thomas LaDuke “Niche partitioning by Shelter Site Selection in lowland tropical treefrogs of northeastern Costa Rica” East Stroudsbourg University

Nikolai Kolba and Dr. Jane Huffman “Prevalence of Apicomplexan parasites (Babesia sp. and Hepatazoon sp.) in aquatic and semi aquatic mammals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey” East Stroudsbourg University

Daniel Peles and Dr. Vida Irani “Determining M. avium Host Immune Response Evasion: Serovar 8 ssGPL And Its Significance In Phagosome-Lysosome Fusion” Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Kaitlyn Runner and Dr. Barbara Fenner “The effects of trkB.t1 on neurite morphology” Kings College

Stephanie Walker and Dr. Deborah Austin “The Effect of Magnesium Supplementation on Anxiety in the Domestic Horse, Equus ferrus caballus” Wilson College

Allison Shastay and Dr. Brad Engle “The Effects of Dietary Vitamin E on Colorectal Adenoma Formation and p53 Activation in APCmin/APC+ Mice” Wilson College

Jessica Meck and Dr. Laura Altfield “The Effects of Temperature on the Competitive Interactions between Pseudogymnoascus destructans and Native Cave Fungi” Wilson College

Kotchaphorn Mangkalaphiban and Dr. Rebecca Smith “The Efficacy of Zingerone, Curcumin, and Wedelolactone in Inhibiting the NF-κB Inflammatory Pathway in Mouse Macrophage Cells: A Comparative Study” Wilson College