Student/Faculty Scientific Research Grows In Miami

Dec 16, 2013, 14:03 ET from St. Thomas University

MIAMI, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami's St. Thomas University is steadily positioning itself as an undergraduate leadership developer in the sciences. Students are using advanced technology and individualized hands-on scientific training, working with doctoral level faculty who lead them in joint research projects under a strong mentor relationship.


This fall, STU professors published a second paper from the United States Department of Defense's (DOD) funded spinal cord injury project. Dr. Jeffery Plunkett and Dr. Alexis Tapanes-Castillo from the School of Science, Technology and Engineering Management recently published the second of four articles entitled "Characterization of a novel primary culture system of adult zebrafish brainstem cells."  The work appears in the December edition of the Journal of Neuroscience Methods.  This article highlights the work of approximately 20 undergraduates over the past three years that have called the "Plunkett Laboratory and STU" home. For additional information on STU School of Science and other academic programs please contact Chief Marketing Officer Marivi Prado at, 305.474.6880.

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