B.S. in Microbiology


Capstone Projects

Diverse Research Opportunities

A list of recent capstone projects provides a glimpse into the range and diversity of the research opportunities available to students in the Microbiology program at ACPHS.

  • Intermedilysin, a bacterial pore-forming toxin causes caspase-dependent cell death. Mentor: LaRocca.
  • Pneumolysin, a bacterial pore-forming toxin causes caspase-dependent cell death. Mentor: LaRocca.
  • The suppression of HIV infection by p53 depends on host cell status. Mentor: Shi.
  • Determining the role of cellular glycosphingolipid biosynthesis on influenza virus lifecycle. Mentor: Yager.
  • Elucidating the importance of glucosylceramide synthase on Influenza virus infectivity. Mentor: Yager.
  • Modeling the genetic basis for the development of antimicrobial resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. Mentor: Malik.
  • Modeling the genetic basis for the development of antimicrobial resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. Mentor: Malik.
  • Role of kinases in the hyperglycemic shift from apoptosis to necroptosis. Mentor: LaRocca.
  • The role of climate change in vectorial capacity of Aedes albopictus in New York State. Mentor: Alex Ciota (The NYS Arbovirus Lab); Co-mentor: Yager.
  • xCT as a novel inhibitor of HIV infection. Mentor: Sharifi.
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus response to oxidative stress. Mentor: Parent.