Tag Archives: Independent Study

Department of Kinesiology Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

Objective To facilitate exposure of undergraduate students to research laboratories in the Department of Kinesiology Description Faculty in the Department of Kinesiology conducts basic and applied research in various disciplines of Kinesiology including exercise physiology, biomechanics, activity promotion, and motor control. Currently, senior undergraduate students majoring in Exercise Physiology have an opportunity to participate in research by choosing to conduct

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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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Exercise Effects on Cardiovascular and Diabetes Risk Factors

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Damon Swift Department: Kinesiology Contact Information: swiftd@ecu.edu, FITT 107 (building 189)   Research Description Highlights of Research: Our laboratory investigates the effects of exercise training on cardiovascular and diabetes risk factors. We currently have an ongoing American Heart Association funded trial evaluating the combined effects of supervised exercise training in a lab-based setting and increasing physical

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Mechanisms Underlying Dedifferentiation and Tumorigenesis

Faculty Information Faculty Name: Myon-Hee Lee Department: Medicine Contact Information: leemy@ecu.edu; 252-744-3134   Research Description Highlights of Research:  Dedifferentiation is the reverse developmental process in which differentiated cells with specialized functions revert to a more undifferentiated and multipotent cells. This process is important for replacing a lost stem cell population and has been implicated in the formation of tumor-initiating cells

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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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