The Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB) held its 52nd annual conference October 26, 2019, and Medgar Evers College students won first, second, and third place awards for their research presentations.
The students representing the College at the conference are MEC Biology majors who work with Professors Dr. Edward Catapane and Dr. Margaret Carroll and Biology students from Kingsborough Community College who are participants in the Collegeâ€™s Medgar Evers College (MEC)/Kingsborough Community College (KBCC) Bridges to the Baccalaureate program. The MEC/KBCC program connects two-year college students with four-year college students in the Biomedical Sciences. Catapane is the MEC/KBCC Program Director.
The following students won first, second, and third place for their presentations in the Physiology/Neuroscience/Clinical Science category.
First Place: Alexcia Johnson
Study of G Protein-Coupled Inwardly-Rectifying Potassium Channel (GIRK) and the Control of Lateral Cell Membrane Potential and Ciliary Response in Gill of Crassostrea virginica
Researchers: Shatema Small (KBCC), Alecia Johnson (MEC), Mohamed Eid (MEC), Margaret A. Carroll (MEC), Edward J. Catapane (MEC)
Second Place: Tenise Bowman and Rosanne Wallach
Carnosine Reduces the Toxic Effect of Manganese on Mitochondrial Membrane Potential
Researchers: Rosanne Wallach (KBCC), Tenise Bowman (MEC), Edward J. Catapane (MEC), and Margaret A. Carrol (MEC)
Third Place: Christopher Ramirez Â and Janette Quintuna
Carnosine Reduces the Neurotoxic Effect of Manganese on the Physiological Response of a Cilio-Inhibitory Dopaminergic System
Researchers: Christopher Ramirez (KBCC), Janette Quintuna (MEC), Edna Georges (KBCC), Margaret A. Carroll (MEC), and Edward J. Catapane (MEC)