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Lauren Stranahan

Chapel Hill, NC
Mentor: Linda Niedziela
Project title: The effects of antidepressants on zebrafish motor development and behavior: Ramifications of pharmaceutical drugs in the environment  

Spring 2012

This semester I mainly focused on presenting and writing a record of my work. During the first four weeks of the semester, I completed a set of two trials investigating the effects of Prozac on food intake in zebrafish larvae in order to see if this was the cause of the impaired swimming activity I saw in my previous study. Although I did not detect any significant trends, I was still glad that I was able to wrap up my study with Prozac and developing zebrafish with this final investigation. As my results from the previous two semesters demonstrated a good deal of significance, I was able to present my research at a number of conferences including the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, the North Carolina Academy of Science, and culminating in Posters on the Hill in Washington, DC. Finally, I was able to complete the manuscript of my study for submission to the academic journal Aquatic Toxicology and Dr. N and I are now going through the submission process.

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