Category Archives: Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

Contemporary Legend and the Intersection of Health and Legends

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Andrea Kitta Department: English Contact Information: Kittaa@ecu.edu, 2123 Bate   Research / Project Description Highlights of Research: Editing and working with the international journal Contemporary Legend, assisting me with my own research on the intersection of health and legends, especially in the areas of vaccination.   Qualifications Requirements: Working with the journal in an ongoing capacity,

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Rewriting Theatre in the Hispanic Caribbean

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Katherine Ford Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures (Hispanic Studies) Contact Information: fordk@ecu.edu, Bate 3323, 328-6523   Research Description Highlights of Research: I am in the final stages of completing a book project (abstract below). I would be happy to work with a student researcher on this project, asking him/her to help me find and synthesize research

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Buddhist Holy Land in India and Nepal

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Derek Maher Department: Religious Studies Contact Information: maherd@ecu.edu; 328-5332   Research Description Highlights of Research:  I am at the beginning stages of a 5-7 year research project that will document the Buddhist Holy Land in India and Nepal. I will collaborate with Honors students and others with disciplinary expertise in relevant areas to do field research.

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Catalytic Reaction Mechanisms Through Quantum Mechanical Models and Supercomputing

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Andrew Sargent Department: Chemistry Contact Information: sargenta@ecu.edu SciTec 501   Research Description Highlights of Research: We use computational quantum mechanical models and supercomputing hardware to investigate the reaction mechanisms of catalytic chemical reactions.     Qualifications Requirements: Solid typing skills Well organized Class or level of student sought: Sophomore or Junior Needed skills: Computer savvy Not

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Protein Effect on Germline Stem Cells

Faculty Information Faculty Name:            Brett D. Keiper, PhD Department:              Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Contact Information:   Tel: (252) 744-2656     Lab: (252) 744-2693 ;  keiperb@ecu.edu http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/biochemistry/Faculty-Keiper.cfm   Research Description Highlights of Research: The research in my lab studies mRNA translation in developing germ cells (sperm and eggs). The purpose is to see how protein synthesis is subtly regulated to cause

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Biochemical Toxicology

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Xiaoping Pan Department: Biology Contact Information: panx@ecu.edu, Room 514 Science & Technology Building   Research Description Highlights of Research:  Our research of Biochemical Toxicology investigates the mode of action of various substances and materials including crude oil/dispersant system, abused drugs, and metallic nanoparticles, and environmental obesogens etc. Experimental organisms include Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) and Rattus

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How Do Mitochondrial Respiratory Proteins Work?

Faculty Information Faculty Name:                    Tonya Zeczycki Department:                       Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Contact Information:           zeczyckit@ecu.edu, East Carolina Heart Institute Rm. 4400   Research Description Highlights of Research: The allosteric regulation of enzyme activity is fundamental to preventing metabolic and homeostatic chaos. A colossal number of complex, multifunctional enzymes important to metabolic and cellular processes exhibit some form of

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Cellular Posttranscriptional Response to Hypoxia

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Kyle D. Mansfield Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Brody School of Medicine Contact Information: mansfieldk@ecu.edu; 744-5519; Room 5S-10 Brody   Research Description Highlights of Research: Oxygen limitation, or hypoxia, is a key component of many diseases and includes periods of acute ischemia such as arise during stroke, as well as more persistent hypoxia like that which

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See the Triumph Campaign

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Allison Crowe Department: Interdisciplinary Professions Contact Information: crowea@ecu.edu, 225 Ragsdale Hall   Research Description Highlights of Research: See the Triumph is a research-based, social media advocacy campaign that is the result of research studies with survivors of past abusive intimate relationships. These studies were conducted by Dr. Christine Murray at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Dr.

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North Carolina Literary Review Internship

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Professor Margaret Bauer Department: English Contact Information: BauerM@ecu.edu; 328-1537   Research / Creative Activity Description Highlights of Creative Activity:   Internship with the North Carolina Literary Review Students participate in the production of the forthcoming issues of ECU’s award-winning literary magazine/scholarly journal, as well as various submission, sales, marketing, and management activities. Individual interns can develop

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