Pictured above: Felycitie Lindsay ’22 discussing her research with advisor Colleen Payton, assistant professor of public health.


The SOAR (student opportunities for academic research) program is proud to announce the following student presenters at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2022, taking place virtually April 4 to 8.

Mikayla Rae Dennis

Pretreatment of Curcumin and Vitamin E as a Protective Measure in the 6-Hydroxydopamine Model of Parkinson’s Disease
Faculty advisor: Dr. Cecilia Fox

Samuel Does

Behavioral Effects of Paired Versus Solitary Display on Captive North American River Otters
Faculty advisor: Dr. Sara McClelland

Eliza Grigsby

Do Selenium Antioxidants Affect the Mechanism of Bacterial-Induced Macrophage Death?
Faculty advisor: Dr. Kara Mosovsky

Kaitlin Kridlo

The Effect of a Brief Mindfulness Meditation Induction Before Encoding on False and True Memory in the DRM Paradigm
Faculty advisor: Dr. Sarah Johnson

Felycitie Lindsay 

Interviews with Community Stakeholders Who Work with Immigrants and Refugees in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Faculty advisor: Dr. Colleen Payton

Yzatis Nieves

Learning From Nature: Using Play to Learn in a College Zoology Course
Faculty advisor: Dr. Sara McClelland

Luana Rebello

Is the Germination of Morella cerifera Facilitated by Grasses on Hog Island, VA?
Faculty advisor: Dr. Natasha Woods

Charlotte Reid

Cellular Targets of Novel Dirhodium Complexes
Faculty advisor: Dr. Shari Dunham & Dr. Anastasia Thévenin

Damian Wasieczko

The Protective Potential of Capsaicin in the 6-Hydroxydopamine Rodent Model of Parkinson’s Disease
Faculty advisor: Dr. Cecilia Fox

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