Category: research

A week in the life of a scientist: Imade Ojo

Imade Ojo, a senior biology major at Howard University, currently works with graduate student Allie Igwe in Dr. Rachel Vannette’s lab as part of the EEGAP program. Imade’s research focuses on serpentine soil, which is characterized by its notable low

Streptanthus and abalone and Lauren, oh my!

Howard University junior Lauren Okafor enthuses about her research and a field trip to Bodega Marine Lab in this upbeat video. The field trip included opportunities to take a “shellfie” with a juvenile white abalone and BML researcher and “abalone

A check-in from Demario

Demario Chappell is learning how to handle mice, UNIX, and R scripting in the Lasalle lab…and it’s only been one week! Demario, in a relaxed moment at Dean Winey’s welcome gathering, immediately before others flipped the parrot over.

Putting all your eggs into one basket in a salty world: how does salinity affect sea slug reproduction?

Last year, Marlynn Rollins examined how temperature and salinity affect the size and number of eggs that sea slugs lay. This year, she’s back to fine-tune her results. Listen as she describes her work.

Hallucinogens can change the structure of neurons

David Olson, an assistant professor of chemistry and mentor to CCBGAP student Alaysia Madison, has found that some psychedelic drugs can alter the appearance and action of neurons. These changes suggest that hallucinogenic compounds might offer promise as a treatment

Grad Slam results

Tooka Zokaie, a graduate student in Public Health, won first prize at the 2018 UC Davis Grad Slam for her talk about how access to oral health care resources affects health maintenance and disease prevention. But guess who won “People’s Choice”?