West Virginia State University Students’ Work Featured at Undergraduate Research Day

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Feb. 11, 2019
West Virginia State University Students’ Work Featured at Undergraduate Research Day
INSTITUTE, W.Va. — Nine West Virginia State University (WVSU) student research projects will be showcased at the State Capitol as part of the 16thAnnual Undergraduate Research Day Tuesday, Feb. 26.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. until noon in the State Capitol rotunda, and will feature research posters from students representing 15 colleges and universities throughout the state. This year marks the first time WVSU has served as the lead organizer of the day’s events. 

WVSU student research on display will include the following:
  • Hunter Aliff, “Gene mapping of Soybeans and Biochemical Responses to Stress in Potato;”
  • Christopher Bias, “Synthesis of a Binding Ligand to Detect Aqueous Metal Ions;”
  • Zedan Martin, “Membrane Steroid Receptors in Brain Tumor Cells;”
  • Jonathan Musselwhite, “WVSU Suborbital Payload for RockSat-X 2018;”
  • Ja'Keshia Peterson, “Preliminary Molecular Assessment for the Phylogenetic Analysis of Crataegus species in West Virginia;”
  • David Stone, “Ligand Attempts and Synthesis of 2, 3, 4-tri(2-methylbutanoate) glucose;”
  • Daniel Sunderland, “Additional Sequencing of the Mitochondrial ND1 Gene of Paraorygmatobothrium of Sharks;”
  • Chinyere Ugwuanyi, “Anti-tumor effects of novel organometallic compounds;” and
  • Oruada Ukiwo, “Ages of degradation state 3 craters near Valles Marineris revisited.”
Undergraduate Research Day is sponsored by WVSU, Marshall University, West Virginia University, the West Virginia University Institute of Technology and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Division of Science and Research.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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