MCCC Students Report
on Rider University Biology Research
Community College Biology honors research students, Emmanuel Anim-Danso
of East Windsor and MaryJane Harris of Princeton, had the opportunity
to conduct research projects at Rider University during the past
year. They recently presented their research findings to fellow
students, faculty members and visiting faculty.
were part of MCCC’s Honors Research Program, which partners
with universities to give students the valuable experience of working
with university professors and highly sophisticated instrumentation.
According to MCCC Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Helen Tanzini,
“This is one of the best opportunities we offer our science
students. It has made them very competitive in the job market.”
originally from Ghana, researched “Peripheral Norepinephrine
Turnover in Mice” under the guidance of Dr. Jonathan Karp.
Harris, a part-time MCCC student, chose the topic “Cloning
GFR Alpha 1 from the Xenopus laevis Frog” under the guidance
of Dr. Julie Drawbridge. Both students have dual majors in Biology
left are Rider University faculty members Jonathan Karp and Judy
Drawbridge, MCCC students Emmanuel Anim-Danso and MaryJane Harris,
and MCCC faculty members Diane Hilker and Helen Tanzini.