FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Contact: Susan Tams, Director of Editorial Services 304-746-2038
Marshall University Graduate College announces thesis grant recipients
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Eight Marshall University graduate students will receive Summer Thesis Research Grant Awards this year, according to Dr. Donna Spindel, dean of the graduate college.
Each award provides $500 to cover the cost of expenses associated with thesis research. Award recipients were chosen on the basis of the quality and significance of the thesis research, the likelihood that the research will eventuate in a completed thesis and justification of the need for support. Funding for these awards is provided by the Marshall University Research Corporation.
Here are the students’ names, departments, research topics and faculty advisers:
- Timothy James Brust, Biological Sciences, Seasonal Dietary Variations of the Queen Snake, Dr. Thomas Pauley, adviser.
- Christina Byrd, Biological Sciences, Ontogenetic state of a juvenile polycotylid plesiosaur (Sauropterygia: Plesiosauria) and its implications for plesiosaur growth and reproduction, Dr. F. Robin O’Keefe, adviser.
- Josh Corrie, Biological Sciences, Functional Morphology of Elongated Vertebrae in Basilosaurus to Interpret Aquatic Locomotion Patterns, Dr. F. Robin O’Keefe, adviser.
- Mark DeBlois, Biological Sciences, Plesiosaur Flipper Hydrodynamics and Ecomorphology, Dr. F. Robin O’Keefe, adviser.
- Amy Fiedler, Biological Sciences, Movement and Habitat Use in the Eastern Snapping Turtle, Dr. Thomas Pauley, adviser.
- Aileen Marcelo, Biomedical Sciences, The Role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) at the Blood-Brain Barrier in Diabetes, Dr. Richard Egleton, adviser.
- Abby Sinclair, Biological Sciences, The Use and Effects of Road-rut Pools Among Amphibians, Dr. Thomas Pauley, adviser.
- Heather Sprouse, Sociology, Social Dissent and Spirituality: Creating New Cultural Narrative through Intentional Social Support, Dr. Kristi Fondren, adviser.
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