Student Presentations to Wrap Up Final Week of Summer Science Research Program

Slideshow: Trinity Alumni Visits Among the Favorite of Weekly Programs

Hartford, CT, July 13, 2015 – Since mid-May, about 80 Trinity students have been engaged in conducting research on campus through the annual summer program sponsored by Trinity's Science Center. Now in its 11th year, the program provides students with intensive research experience that is key when applying to graduate school, professional school, or jobs. Weekly programs supplement the research projects students are working on with Trinity faculty.

On Tuesday, July 14, for the final Tuesday afternoon program of the season, program participants will gather in the auditorium of Jacobs Life Sciences Center from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for presentations by a small number of Trinity student researchers (see schedule of presenters/topics below).

Many of the Tuesday gatherings throughout the summer have featured alumni visitors who talk about their post-Trinity experiences, providing a wealth of information on postgraduate study and career path options.




Photos are by John Atashian and Diana Guay Photography. To view the flickr set of photos (including captions) from which the above slide show was generated, please click here.

Below is the schedule of student presentations taking place Tuesday, July 14, 12:30-1:30, in the Jacobs Life Sciences Center Auditorium, with names of faculty members/researchers with whom students have worked this summer following presenter names:

  • Neuroscience:  Tommy Hum-Hyder ’17 (Charles A. Dana Research Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Sarah Raskin)
    "Differences in Prospective Memory and Executive Functioning in Individuals With and Without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Who Consume Stimulant Medication"
  • Biology:  Glory Kim ’17 (Thomas S. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Biology Daniel Blackburn)
    “Fetal membrane ultrastructure of kingsnakes”
  • Biology:  Shelby Labe ’16 and Laura Nee ’17 (Associate Professor of Biology Lisa-Anne Foster)
    “Does Gut Flora Change in a Mouse Model of Autism Spectrum Disorders on a Ketogenic Diet?"
  • Health Fellows:  Mona Deng ’16 (Dr. Margaret McLaren, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center)
    "Using 24-hour weight as weight loss calculation reference in breastfeeding infants delivered by C-section"
  • Neuroscience:  Jake Rubin,  BS ’15, MA candidate (Associate Professor of Chemistry and Neuroscience William Church)
    “Effect of the Ketogenic Diet on Purinergic Modulation of the Mesocortical Dopamine System in Mice”