Plunkett Laboratory Student Wins Award at Statewide Competition

Colleges and Universities from throughout the state of Florida recently met for the Florida Academy of Science at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida.  Alcides Lorenzo Gonzalez, a sophomore student, won Second Place for undergraduate poster presentation. He is currently working in the Plunkett Laboratory on the United States Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Project funded at the St. Thomas University School of Science Technology and Engineering Management.   His poster entitled “In vivo and in vitro molecular biology techniques to study central nervous system axon growth and regeneration in adult zebrafish”  was judged as exceptional from over 30 other posters presented.  This is another example of excellence in the science program at STU. 

(left to right) Dr. Alexis Tapanes-Castillo, Alcides Lorenzo Gonzalez and Dr. Jeffery Plunkett all from the School of Science, Technology and Engineering Management