2018 Participants

Students selected for the 2018 program were, from left, Nikhil Chari, Tynasia Milfort, Susannah Halligan, Victoria Dortenzio, and Gisselle Garcia. The following information pertains to the time of their participation in the Summer Institute.

Nikhil Chari was advised by Dr. Angelia Seyfferth in UD’s Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences.
School:  University of California – Berkeley / Major: chemical biology
Project: Impacts of Silicon on Arsenic Dynamics in Flooded Rice Paddy Soil
Read Nikhil’s poster abstract here.

Victoria Dortenzio was advised by Dr. Carl Schmidt in UD’s Dept. of Animal and Food Sciences.
School:  UD / Major: pre-veterinary animal biosciences
Project: HyLine Layers
Read Victoria’s poster abstract here.

Gisselle Garcia was advised by Dr. Amy Biddle in UD’s Dept. of Animal and Food Sciences.
School: UD / Major: pre-veterinary animal biosciences
Project: An In Vitro Analysis of the Effects of Firocoxib on the Equine Gastric Microbiome
Read Gisselle’s poster abstract here.

Susannah Halligan was advised by Dr. Jeff Buler in UD’s Dept. of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology.
School: UD / Major: wildlife ecology
Project: The Delaware Waterfowl Tracker
Read Susannah’s poster abstract here.

Tynasia Milfort was advised by Dr. Mark Parcells in UD’s Dept. of Animal and Food Sciences.
School: St. Augustine’s University  / Major: biology
Project: Cloning and Expression of the Chicken LRRFIP1 Homolog and Its Role in Innate Sensing of Marek’s Disease Virus (MDV) Infection
Read Tynasia’s poster abstract here.