2017 Participants

Lois Mbachu is a Biology major from Lincoln University. Her project dealt with the genetic analysis of Marek’s disease virus (MDV), a cancer-causing virus of chickens.

She worked with Dr. Mark Parcells.

Melanie Lopez is a Pre-Veterinary & Animal Biosciences major at the University of Delaware who studied the environmental impacts of water-based foam used during depopulation in response to avian outbreaks.

She worked with Dr. Eric Benson.

Adrianna Stozek is a Pre-Veterinary & Animal Biosciences major at the University of Delaware who tested the efficacy of several foam-applied disinfectants to inactivate infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) in the presence of an organic load.

She worked with Dr. Eric Benson.

Favour Chibueze is a Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology double major from Lincoln university. She worked on two experiments that involve carbohydrate fermentation to learn about the health of ruminant animals.

She worked with Dr. Tanya Gressley.

Sarina Murray is a Biology major from Lincoln University. She studied Infectious Laryngotracheitis Virus (ILTV), a respiratory herpesvirus of chickens.

She worked with Dr. Calvin Keeler.

Melissa De Los Santos is an Animal Science major at the University of Delaware.  She performed research on the microbial environment of poultry litter treated with Sodium Bisulfate (PLT). 

She worked with Dr. Hong Li.

Anjolaoluwa Popoola is a Biochemistry and Mathematics double major at Lincoln University. She studied the transmission of Listeria monocytogenes, an important foodborne pathogen, biofilms between blueberries.

She worked with Dr. Rolf Joerger.

Oyinbarakemi Ndiomu is a Lincoln University graduate in Environmental Science and Biology. She studied 0-valence ion filters designed to filter pathogens from irrigation water. 

She worked with Dr. Kali Kniel.

Alexa Reyes is a Food science major at the University of Delaware who studied probiotics in poultry. Her research is designed to determine whether probiotics can effectively reduce the need for antibiotics in chickens.

She worked with Dr. Cangqing Wu.

Benney Endoni is a Lincoln University graduate who majored in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She performed a genetic study on chickens with wooden breast syndrome.

She worked with Dr. Benham Abasht.

Elizabeth Wagura is a Biology major from Lincoln University who worked on developing a fiber product for horses. She studied the effect of fiber products on the bacteria found in an equine microbiome.

She worked with Dr. Amy Biddle.

Meaghan Young is a Pre-Veterinary & Animal Biosciences and Agriculture & Natural Resources double major from the University of Delaware. She worked with chicken livers, with chicken cells’ response to heat stress.

She worked with Dr. Carl Schmidt.