2016-2017 Undergraduate Student Research Grant Awards:

Eraklis Hristodoulou, SUNY Geneseo, for Geologic evidence for significant postglacial drought conditions in western New York. Award: $100  Sponsor: Richard Young.

Idan Lavian, SUNY Buffalo, for How does the regulator Hepcidin affect iron trafficking in a model cell system representing the kidney? Award: $200  Sponsor: Michael D. Garrick

Imran Razik, SUNY Oswego, for Effects of seasonality on the foraging patterns of the North American beaver, Castor canadensis. Award: $100  Sponsor: Maria Sagot

Zachary Falconer, SUNY Brockport, for Nest box preference of the Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) on a college campus in western New York State. Award: $100  Sponsor: Andie Graham

Rikin Patel, SUNY Buffalo for Lipid Metabolite Regulation Leading to Neutrophil Impairment by Treponema denticola. Award: $100  Sponsor: Michelle Visser

Kyle Samson, Canisius College, for Relative Body Size Scaling in Drosophila melanogaster. Award: $100  Sponsor: Andrew Stewart

Alaina Hickey, Syracuse University, for Paleoecological implications of nitrogen stable isotope analysis on Devonian rugose coral organic matter. Award: $100  Sponsor: Christopher Junium

Christsopher Demas, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, for Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms via Spectral Imaging from Drones. Award: $300  Sponsor: Ileana Dumitriu.

Brooke D'Arcy, Rochester Institute of Technology for Elucidating the role of dual orientation of in Peptidoglycan Associated Lipoprotein release from Escherichia coli. Award: $300  Sponsor: Lea Michel

Kevin Spath, SUNY Oswego for Investigation of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) as a Novel Pathogen in Amphibian Species in New York State Counties Using Histopathological Techniques. Award: $400  Sponsor: Sofia Windstam

Daryn Loy, Nazareth College, for Potential of a phytoengineering technique to reduce the trophic levels of New York State water using a native wetland plant. Award: $100  Sponsor: Padmini Das

Tyler Hanzlik, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, for Levitation with superconducting electromagnets. Award: $200  Sponsor: Ileana Dumitriu.