Gannon Biology Students Awarded Pennsylvania Academy of Science Grant
Posted: June 21, 2017
Two Gannon University biology students, Priscilla Thomas and
Jeremy Santarelli, were awarded grants from the Pennsylvania
Academy of Science that will allow them to continue their research
with Gannon University Assistant Professor Quyen Aoh, Ph.D. through
Both projects focus on the role of a protein, SCAMP3, in
regulating processes related to cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
Thomas' research subject is the role of SCAMP3 in CXCR4 trafficking
and Santarelli is researching The role of SCAMP3 in beta amyloid
production and secretion. Their research may provide valuable links
and targets for gene and drug therapies for these diseases.
Thomas and Santarelli, were among the 24 students from 13
different Pennsylvania colleges and universities whose grants were
announced at the Academy's 2017 PAS annual meeting held March 31 -
April 2, 2017, at King's College, Wilkes-Barre.