Research in Sciences and Mathematics

From mathematics to biology and chemistry, Mount students present their original research at regional and national conferences. Here are just a few recent examples:

2016 Student Research and Service Symposium: Works and Participants

Melinda Myrie ’16 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – “Calculating the vector family branch uv and algebraic properties of the vector family us of general solutions and visualizing asymptotic waves”

Alexa Harris ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) – “Computation of the vector family branch uw and differential properties of the fundamental and general solutions to the homogeneous Helmholtz and harmonicity PDEs”

Danica Luc ’16 (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) – “Initiating Apoptosis as a Means to Control Unrepressed Cellular Division”

Ashley Canastra ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.) – “Muscle Regeneration: The Role of Exercise and Transcriptional Regulators”

Dorina Ismailgeci ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.), Shadi Khayyo ’17 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Valerie Khayyo ’15 (Yonkers, N.Y.) – “Oxidation of Meso-Substituted Tri-and Tetra Porphyrins”

Dorina Ismailgeci ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.), Shadi Khayyo’17 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Steven Maio ’16 (Valhalla, N.Y.), Arian Novaj ’17 (Bronx, N.Y.) – “Preparation of Porphyrin Embedded Liposomes for in vitro Cellular Studies”

Alexa Harris ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) – “Propagation and Interaction of Pulsatory Waves of the Korteweg-de Vries Equation”

Rachel Daniel ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Elissa Innabi ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Iryna Koziy ’16(Yonkers, N.Y.), Vincent Lombardo ’16 (East Meadow, N.Y.) – “Rescuing late sperm development using the GAL4/UAS system”

Peter Nunez ’17 (Brewster, N.Y.) – “Synthesis and Characterization of [RhIII(NNN)(NN)L]n+”

Sarah DiNome ’16 (Hawthorne, N.Y.) – “The family branch uu, differential completeness of the vector family us of general solutions to the homogeneous Helmholtz problem, and slanted waves”

Dorina Ismailgeci ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.), Shadi Khayyo ’17 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Valerie Khayyo ’15 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Arian Novaj ’17 (Bronx, N.Y.) – “The Purification and Analysis of Distinct Porphyrin Molecules”

Hala Innabi ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.) – “Use of Stem Cells in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 and 2”

2015 Student Research and Service Symposium: Works and Participants

Tanina Accardo ’15 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Veteran Population”

William Aqeel ’15 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Jhané Figueroa ’15 (Bronx, N.Y.) Bernardo Garcia ’15 (Jersey City, N.J.), Colby Landeen ’15 (Glenwood Plantation, Maine), and Alejandro Moreno ’15 (Bronx, N.Y.) will present their research titled, “Evaluation of the Watch-PAT Apparatus as a Reliable Sleep-Staging Tool” Science

Kavita Bharrat ’15 (Bronx, N.Y.), Rachel Daniel ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.) Iryna Koziy ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Vincent Lombardo ’16 (East Meadow, N.Y.),  and Dwaine Pryce ’15 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) will present their research titled, “Rescuing the Individualization Defect of Mulet Using the UAS/GAL4 System: A Work in Progress”

Shiela Buenaseda ’15 (Woodside, N.Y.) – “Culturally Competent Approach to Women’s Health Issues” Science

Sheree Brown-Carter ’15 (Jamaica, N.Y.) – “21st Century Medical Education: Integrated Education in Health Care Professions”

Alessandra Bruzzese ’15 (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) – “Integrating Primary Health for Baby Boomers”

Karen Cantor ’15 (Elmhurst, N.Y.) – “A Cultural Comparison Between Vietnam and the U.S.: The Influence of Opium as Therapeutic Intervention for Terminally Ill Patients”

Casey Cuccio ’16 (Medford, N.Y.), Rachel Gabriel ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Bernardo Garcia ’15(Jersey City, N.J.), Colby Landeen ’15 (Glenwood Plantation, Maine), Alejandro Moreno ’15(Bronx, N.Y.), and Daniel Nogara ’15 (Glen Rock, N.J.) will present their research titled, “Correlations Between Peripheral Autonomic Sympathetic Arousals and Cortical EEG Arousals in Humans”

Celine Florentino ’15 (South River, N.J.) – “The Effects of Exercise on Health and the Aging Human Body” Science

Bernardo Garcia ’15 (Jersey City, N.J.) – “Complications in the Female Pelvis as a Result of Bipedalism”

Valerie Khayyo ’15 (Yonkers, N.Y.) – “Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer Cells Utilizing Newly Synthesized Meso Porphyrins”

Valerie Khayyo ’15 (Yonkers, N.Y.) Shadi Khayyo ’17 (Yonkers, N.Y.), and Dorina Ismailgeci ’16(Yonkers, N.Y.) will present their research titled, “Synthesis and Characterization of Tri- and Tetra-Substituted Porphyrins for their Photochemical Applications”

Shyan Lovell ’15 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Giovanni Russo ’17 (Eastchester, N.Y.), Xavier Salce ’15(Brooklyn, N.Y.), Chare Sanders ’15 (Bronx, N.Y.), Jade Suleiman ’17 (Yonkers, N.Y.), and Alek Torres ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) will present their research titled, “Using Drosophila melanogaster as a Model Organism to Study Reproductive Toxicants”

Sugeidy Paulino ’15 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – “Natural and Anthropogenic Effects on the Health of Coral Reefs”

Dwaine Pryce ’15 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – “Cellular Mechanism of Arsenic Resistance in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes”

Alexis Rosa ’15 (Bronx, N.Y.) – “The Biology and Epidemiology of the Five Neglected Parasitic Infections in the United States as Reported By the Centers for Disease Control”

Marisa Rosario ’15 (White Plains, N.Y.) – “The Correlation of Decreased Physical Education and Increased Obesity in Children and Youth”

2014 Student Research and Service Symposium: Works and Participants

Rosanna Lopez Alayon ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.) and Kimberly Ortega ’14 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – “Demographic Profile of the Sisters of Charity of New York: Preliminary Data,” initially presented at the TriBeta NE-1 District Convention

Kavita Bharrat ’15 (Bronx, N.Y.), Sean Remy ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.), Vrutant Patel ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.), Dwaine Pryce ’15 (Brooklyn, NY), and Shivannie Goberdan ’14 (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) – “Immunolocalization of Tubulin-binding cofactor E (TBCE)-like, the product of the mulet (mlt) gene, during spermatogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster.” This research poster won third place in the John S. Johnson Poster Awards for the NE-1 District Convention of Beta Beta Beta, the Biological Honor Society

Katrina Collazo ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.) – “Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP); History and Significance to Computer Science,” initially presented at Hudson River Undergraduate Math Conference at Marist College. She also presented her honors thesis research, “Experimental computing of a series solution of the Newtonian equation in an invariant sine structure”

Alexa K. Harris ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) – “Computation of experimental solutions of a nonlinear wave equation for propagation of pulsatory waves in an invariant cosine structure,” initially presented at the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (HRUMC XXI) and the Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (SDUMC IX)

Katiuska Hernandez ’15 (Bronx, N.Y.), Indira Cepin ’15 (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Rodcliffe Wint ’15(Brooklyn, N.Y.), Shyan Lovell ’15 (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Akime Nicholas ‘15 (Mount Vernon, N.Y.),  and Christian Juarez ’15 (Yonkers, N.Y.) – “Using Drosophila melanogaster as a Model Organism to Study Reproductive Toxicants,” initially presented at the TriBeta Regional Research Conference

Colby Landeen ’15 (Glenwood Plantation, Maine) and Bernardo Garcia ’15 (Jersey City, N.J.) – “Evaluation of the Watch-PAT home sleep study apparatus as an alternative sleep staging tool,” initially presented at the Northeastern Regional Tri-Beta Meeting

Steven J. Lonecke ’14 (Richmond, N.Y.) – “Propagation of pulsatory waves of the Korteweg – de Vries equation in elliptic functions,” initially presented at a joint meeting of the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (HRUMC XXI) and the Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (SDUMC IX)

Kristine Nepomuceno ’14 (Yonkers, N.Y.) – “Genetically Modified Foods and Cancer”