Clore Paper Featured in Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly

(September 12, 2008) — Amy Clore, Associate Professor of Biology, recently had her research paper, “Increased levels of reactive oxygen species and expression of a cytoplasmic aconitase/iron regulatory protein 1 homolog during the early response of maize pulvini to gravistimulation,” featured in the summer printed edition of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Quarterly
The paper, published in Plant Cell and Environment this past January, was selected as a feature of the summer printed edition of the CUR Quarterly and highlights her work with two former students, Sarah Doore and Stella Tinnirello.  Cooauthors Doore and Tinnirello worked on the project for their biology senior thesis from 2004-2007.
The very early research on the aconitase was funded by NASA NSCORT grant NAGW-4984 when Clore was a postdoctoral fellow at North Carolina State University.  However, the vast majority of the work was funded by NASA NSCORT grant NAGW-4984, the New College of Florida Foundation, New College Alumni/ae Association and the Division of Natural Sciences.  Tinnirello received a Dr. Matthew Wahl Memorial Student Grant to work on the project.
Clore noted that the published paper in the CUR Quarterly is an excellent example of the collaboration between faculty and students in the sciences at New College, which is among the nation’s leaders in undergraduate research.  “I look at this recognition as not only being a positive statement about my research but of the work being done by New College students and alums like Sarah and Stella as well,” she said.
Since graduating from New College in the spring of 2007, Sarah Doore has worked for the Roskamp Institute in Sarasota, Florida and now is working for a laboratory in Bothell, Washington.  She is applying to microbiology PhD programs.  Stella Tinnirello graduated in spring of 2005 and has been doing missionary work in India and Ethiopia.
For more information contact Aimee Chouinard, Media Relations Coordinator, (941) 487-4152 or achouinard@ncf.edu.

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