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Students to make presentations at science conferences

Released: 03/01/2006

Several LSU Alexandria students will make presentations at the March 3-4 meeting of the South Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology and at the 2006 Louisiana Academy of Sciences conference March 10 in Lafayette.

At the March 3-4 meeting, Aaron Tiffee of Vidalia will discuss research conducted with biology professor Dr. Betty Elder concerning the impact of an oxidation pond on antibiotic resistant bacteria. Elder, Dr. Susan Sullivan and students Lavelle Harris, Diana Nemeh and Sevda Alpay also will represent the university at the conference.

At the March 10 meeting, Diana Nemeh of Alexandria will give a presentation titled “The Impact of an Oxidation Pond on the Incidence of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria.”

Brittainy Gray of Pineville will talk about research with biology professors Dr. Doug Allen and Dr. David Huey in a presentation titled “Sodium Chloride Toxicity in the Freshwater Mosquitofish.”

Brad Hoosier of Deville will discuss research he conducted with Huey in his presentation titled “The Effects of Nitrite on Osmotic Regulation in Channel Catfish.”