CUR-funded Projects
Dr. Partha and Jason
The office of Undergraduate research is a proud sponsor of Dr. Partha Bhattacharjee a professor from the biology department and his student team which includes the following students: Jason Richardson, a biology student from Baton Rouge Louisiana; and Lavoryette Cannon, a junior Biology student from Greeneville Mississippi. Dr. Partha and his student team have been researching, for the past year, how Apolipoprotein E genotype affects the outcome in the neurotropic herpes virus infection of the mouse eye. Dr. Bhattacharjee and his team found that the Apolipoprotein does reduce the herpes virus and various other eye diseases such as cancer. Dr. Bhattacharjee and his team were nationally recognized at the USA Ophthalmology Conviction  in Chicago where Dr. Bhattacharjee presented their ground breaking research.  Thanks to Dr. Bhattacharjee and his student team, ophthalmologist will soon be able to prevent neurotropic herpes and eye cancer from occurring.

Dr. Homan and Shavonda
Xavier Associate Professor of Theology Dr. Michael Homan along with Xavier student Shavonda Wilson at Petra, an ancient Nubian City in southern Jordan. Their excavation was located approximately 15 miles from Petra. The office of Undergraduate Research sponsored Dr. Homan and Shavonda's excavation in Jordan.

Dr. Manley and students Catherin Pena and Benjamin Moore
The Center of Undergraduate Research funded a research project by Dr. Elizabeth Manley (History) to the Dominican Republic. Student researchers who accompanied Dr. Manley were Catherin Peña and Benjamin Moore. While in the Domician Republic, the two students conducted archival research. In this photo, Catherin and Benjamin are sitting with Dede Mirabal, the surving sister of the Mirbal Sisters--the other sisters were assasinated by dicator Trujillo in 1960.

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