MCCC Students Report on Rider University Biology Research



Mercer County 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.

The students 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.”

Anim-Danso, 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 and Chemistry.

From 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.




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