STU Expands Student/Faculty Scientific Research


STU continues to position itself as a leader in undergraduate level sciences. Students are increasingly using advanced technology and individualized hands-on scientific training, working with doctoral level faculty who lead them in joint research projects under a strong mentor relationship. This fall, STU professors published a second paper from the United States Department of Defense’s (DOD) funded spinal cord injury project. Dr. Jeffery Plunkett and Dr. Alexis Tapanes-Castillo from the School of Science, Technology and Engineering Management recently published the second of four articles entitled “Characterization of a novel primary culture system of adult zebrafish brainstem cells”. The work appears in the December edition of the Journal of Neuroscience Methods. This article highlights the work of approximately 20 undergraduates over the past three years that have called the “Plunkett Laboratory and STU” home. Another proof point on how STU develops leaders for life!