Student Research and Awards

2015: Determination of Telomere Sequence in Horseshoe Crabs. Jessica Brideau, Kevin Hess, Jenna Lynch, and Suzanne Deschênes, PhD. Eastern College Science Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. Also awarded Outstanding Poster at the Annual Academic Festival, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.

2015: Barney N., Eazor, J. and Terleph T. Coordination of song duets by the lar gibbon (Hylobates lar). Poster awarded 2nd place, Behavioral Sciences category, at the Sigma Xi Northeastern Regional Research Conference, Western Connecticut State University, April 2015. The poster also received an Outstanding Achievement Award at Sacred Heart University’s Academic festival.

­ 2015: Barney N. Effect of Krill Oil Supplements on Gentoo Penguin Coloration and Feather Quality. Annual Academic Festival, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.

­ 2015: Bohannon K. Seasonal Water Quality Analysis for the Improvement of the Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium Seawater Flow-Through System. Annual Academic Festival, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.

­ 2015: Watts A. Analysis of the microbial base community in the nesting environment of the American Horseshoe Crab. Annual Academic Festival, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.

2015: Roy, N.M., DeWolf, S., Carneiro, B. Evaluation of the developmental toxicity of lead in the Danio rerio body. Aquatic Toxicology 158, 138-148.

2014: Dolan A, J Rapaglia, M Beekey, and J Mattei. Shoreline remediation by sedimentation at Stratford Point, CT: Using reef balls for wave energy reduction as part of a living shoreline protection strategy. Restore America¹s Estuaries Washington, DC November 1-6, 2014.

2014: Ray C, E Efstration, J Jahn, J Rapaglia, M Beekey, and J Mattei. Comparison of lead in sediments and biota from Stratford Point after restoration and Milford Point, a reference site. Restore America¹s Estuaries Washington, DC November 1-6, 2014.

2014: Abel S.  Population Dynamics of Limulus polyphemus: Understanding patterns in Long Island Sound. Eastern College Science Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

2014: Mascena C, J Charamut, K Bohannon. Maternal condition and egg quality in the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

2014: Mascena C, B Pierce, and M Beekey. Maternal condition and egg quality in the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus.  6th Annual Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium. University of New England, Biddeford, ME.

2014: DeWolf, S., Schutt, A., Wright, A., Roy, N.M. Developmental Toxicity of Lead in Zebrafish Embryos. Poster session presented at 68th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Poughkeepsie, NY.

2014: Roy, N.M., DeWolf, S., Schutt, A., Wright, A., Steele, L. Neural alterations from lead exposure in zebra fish. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 46, 40-48.