STEM

Characterizing the Phenotypic Changes in E. coli Linked to IBD-related Fibrosis

Student(s): Dana Battle, Junior, Biology and Chemistry, College of STEM Faculty Mentor(s): Rachel Bleich, University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Discipline: STEM Abstract: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is characterized by chronic inflammation in the digestive tract with about 30% of patients developing fibrosis. IBD patients have an increased amount of E. coli in their digestive tract, …

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Antibody testing for Leishmania infections in dogs

Student(s): Zamiyah Ben-Israel, Junior, Biology Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Alexa Von Dohlen, Johnson C. Smith University, Dr. Sunil Gupta, Johnson C. Smith University Discipline: STEM Abstract: Leishmaniasis an insect-vectored parasitic disease that can be fatal in humans and other animals. Serology is the study of blood serum used diagnose infections by identifying antibodies. There are many …

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Building Tornado Resilient Communities

Student(s): William Case, Junior, Computer Science, College of STEM Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Awatif Amin, Johnson C. Smith University Discipline: STEM Abstract: Often, tornadoes are viewed with a great deal of mystery and thought of as somewhat unpredictable. Using information that is readily accessible to the public, this research project seeks to determine the conditions and …

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