Biotechnology Students Present Research
Gaucho Biotechnology Researchers Present at National Science Colloquium
On Saturday, February 23, 2014, GCC Biotechnology students Erica Soboslay and Esther Juárez presented their original research at the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI) Spring 2014 Colloquium.
Although the event is designed to be primarily a conceptual poster exhibition, the students also were invited to make an oral presentation of their project, entitled “Molecular Cloning and Characterization of LEA Genes from Deinococci.” The audience included student and faculty scientists from colleges throughout the country.
The semi-annual, rotating-venue Colloquium gives community college students from across America the opportunity to present their research to a forum of both peers and educators via the poster presentations.
The two GCC participants did not have to travel far to showcase GCC to the nation – the recent CCURI function was held at the Mesa Community College campus. Faculty advisors Dr. James Tuohy and Dr. Robert Ziemba attended the event in support of their students and to discuss their research findings with other scientists.
Find out more about the Biotechnology program at Glendale Community College.