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
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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Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion 111
2340 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is the nation’s most recognized resource for classifying conditions like depression and anxiety, but through five editions and half a century, its self-professed raison d'être continues to evolve. Elon University senior Kelsey O’Connell set out to learn “why,” and more importantly, she wanted to pinpoint “how.”
The professor of human service studies worked with Lauren Taylor '10 and Jamie Albright '13 on recently completed studies that have been published or presented to international audiences.
As a growing number of grade schools complement traditional textbooks with computer tablets, senior Jeff Stern is using a top Elon University award to research the way children retain information from the two types of media.
Omolayo Ojo is competing for a highly competitive national fellowship awarded each year to those with goals of working in public service or government. Winners will be announced in April.
Victoria Del Gaizo Moore, assistant professor of chemistry, and Karl Sienerth, professor of chemistry, along with Mary Bedard '12 (Biochemistry) and Kelly Giffear '12 (Biochemistry) had a research article accepted to the journal Biophysical Chemistry.
The political science and international studies double major is a Lumen Scholar studying the evolution of LGBT rights in parts of Europe.