slide image


DSU McNair Scholars Johnny Taylor and Jennifer Gray show off research awards they were honored at a conference in Anaheim, Ca. recently.

  DSU McNair Students Honored for Research at West Coast Conference

Two McNair Scholars represented DSU well at the recent 2010 SACNAS National Research Conference in Anaheim, Ca. with each bring back awards.  

During the Sept. 30-Oct. 3 SACNAS conference – entitled “Science, Technology & Diversity for a Sustainable Future” and attended by more than 3,000 students from across the nation – the following DSU students were among the 72 who received awards for their research activities.
  • Jennifer Gray, senior biological sciences major from Orange, N.J. – “The Effects of Neurotransmitters in regulating Osteocyte Activity: Is There a Bone   cell- Neuronal-Network?” 
  • Johnny Taylor, senior biology major from Middletown, Del. – “YA-1 and its Affect on East African Cassava Mosaic Virus.”
Mr. Taylor's mentor was Dr. Vincent Fondong, DSU associate professor of biology; and Ms. Gray's mentor, Dr. Cynthia Van Golen, assistant professor.
SACNAS is the Society Advancing Hispanics and Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. The conference – which was attended by 17 DSU McNair students – was open to all minorities.