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Student Research

Skanchy Student Research Award: Citadel Students may apply for up to $1200 in funding to support research with Citadel faculty of the Biology Department
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Each year biology students who have conducted research present their work at The Citadel Student Research Conference (CSRC).

2014 CSRC Poster Presentation Winners from the Biology Department:

  • Cadets Erik Usher and Johnathan Overcash won first place in the undergraduate category for their poster titled “Wetland Assessment: An Ecological Analysis of the Faircloth Property on the Black River”.  (Mentor, Dr. Joel Gramling)
  • Austin Gray won first place in the graduate student category for his poster on “Characterizing the Sensitivity of Daphnia magna to Green Home and Personal Care Products: Linking Product Formulation to Hazard”. (Mentor, Dr. John Weinsein)

Other Outstanding CSRC Biology Presentations in 2014:

  • "A Long-Term Study of Cortisol as a Biomarker for Chronic and Acute Stressors" by Charles Fyfe and Eric Benfield. (Mentor, Dr. Kristy Johnson)
  • "The Hunt for Histone H3: Evidence that Histone H3 is Targeted to the Mitochondria and Related to Apoptosis in Bos and Drosophila" by Joaquin Marquez and Blake Holt.  (Mentor, Dr. Kathy Zanin)
  • "Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance Profile of Environmental E. Coli Strains to Determine Animal or Human Origin" by Mariana Garcia Torres.  (Mentor, Dr. Claudia Rocha)