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Awarding of Lab Coats

Undergraduate Research Scholars

The Biology Department awards lab coats to students who conduct independent research with faculty mentors and present their findings to other biology students and faculty at the department's seminar (BIOL 491 and 492). The seminars are held on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30pm in SIMS hall, room 215.

2016 - 2017 Lab Coat Recipients


Drs. Stern and Birgbauer coated their research students on April 19, 2017 (from left to right)

Natalie Mseis - "Porcine acellular muscle matrix scaffolds support recellularization by myogenic cells"

Victoria Leroy - "Validation of siRNA against LPA receptor 4 to analyze retinal ganglion cell guidance"

 Lab Coats 4-17-17

Drs. Barak and Smith coated their research students on April 12, 2017 (from left to right)

Arielle Black - "Cancellous Bone Strength and Stiffnes in Health and Osteoporosis, as 3D Printed Models"

Jack Nguyen - "The mechanical properties of mice tibial mid-diaphysis is sex and age dependent" 

Alex Corder - "Utilizing Bioinformatics for the Analysis of Meiofaunal Community Composition"

Lab Coats 11-30-16

Drs. Heard, Frost, and Kohl coated their research students on November 30, 2016 (from left to right)

Leigha Stahl - "Creating a microcosm to examine salinity tolerance of Escherichia coli in beach sand"

Savannah Moritzky - "Phylo-Group Diversity in Escherichia coli Collected from Oceanic Beaches in South Carolina"

Robert Landry - "The effects of heat stress on nondisjunction in Drosophila melanogaster"


Drs. Birgbauer and Kohl coated their research students on November 16, 2016 (from left to right)

Garrett Driscoll - "Investigating LPA as an axon guidance molecule in chick retinal ganglion cells by autotaxin siRNA"

Camerun Washington - "Investigating X chromosome non-disjunction in Drosophila melanogaster su(var)3-9 mutants"

Lab Coat Alumni

The department has awarded over 100 lab coats to student researchers over the past 10 years. Many of these Winthrop alumni matriculated into graduate and professional programs and are now practicing scientists, scholars, and health care professionals. We ask these alumni to send current pictures of themselves in their lab coats.

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