FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 11, 2007
Bill Bissett, Marshall University
Communications (304) 696-6713
Marshall Undergraduate Students Awarded
Summer Research Funds
Marshall University undergraduate
students will conduct original
scientific research by participating in
the Summer Undergraduate Research
Experience (SURE) beginning May 21 and
continuing through July 27.
students to know that research is not
only for graduate students, but also for
the undergraduates. This is the time
when they start developing their
research skills in preparation for grad
school,” said Dr. Michael Norton,
professor of chemistry at Marshall and
director of the program.
will receive stipends totaling $4,000
each and supplies for their research for
a period of ten weeks uninterrupted by
classes during the summer.
has received funds for SURE from West
Virginia’s Research Challenge Fund to
advance research in the fields of
science, technology, engineering and
mathematics through the support of
undergraduate research. This year, SURE
will fund ten research projects that
have been selected for support by the
proposal evaluation committee.
the awardees and their projects are:
Charles Lowe from Gilbert, W. Va.
(Mathematics major), “Beta-Rayleigh
Distribution in Reliability”
Christina Newsome from Dingess,
W.Va. (Chemistry major), “Isolation
and identification of Insulin
C-Peptide Binding Proteins”
Deborah Preston from Huntington
(Biology major), “Reversing
Age-associated cardiac dysfunction”
McKinney from Beckley, W.Va.
(Environmental Science major), “Use
of Substrate Mapping to Predict
Bethnic Fish populations”
Kilgore from Kenova, W. Va.
(Chemistry major), “Organometallic
Neal from Shreve, Ohio (Biology
major), “Cardioprotective value of
Chronic acetaminophen in the Aorta”
Patel from Scott Depot, W.Va.
(Biology major), and Mai-Lan Pham
from Huntington (Biomedical Sciences
major), “Role of PIWILA in Human
Robert Gibson from Salt Rock, W.Va.
(Biology major), “Pokeweed
Purification and Aptamer
Samantha Newberry from Parkersburg,
W.Va. (Biotechnology major),
“Phylogenetic Analysis of Black
nose dace species”
Zachary Tackett from Chesapeake,
Ohio (Biotechnolgoy major),
“Resistance genes and proteins”
information, persons may visit the SURE
program’s Web site at
www.marshall.edu/sure, or contact