Nathisa Zamor, a junior majoring in biology at Nyack College, was the first place winner of nearly 70 projects presented at the recent Seventh Annual Student Research Conference co-sponsored by the Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement, the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Nursing. Her presentation was entitled, “Phaging War Against Antibiotic Resistance.”
The purpose of her experiment, Nathisa explains was to “identify one of the many unknown protein sequences that contribute to the vast genetic pool.” She says, “I was able to select a gene that stood out from the rest. In order to isolate the gene, we went through a series of processes such as phage amplification, phage purification and cloning.”
First place winners of School of Nursing poster presentations were juniors, Chantel Gordon, Chinaza Ndubisi and Jennifer Nye for their project, “Automated Medication Dispensing Systems in the Healthcare Setting.” Their research focused on the benefits of automated medication dispensers and weighed the potential disadvantages, including comparing the rate of errors that occur with both manual and automated dispensers.