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Summer Collaborative Research

Over the past decade, Skidmore College has sponsored a summer collaborative research program. This program has been sponsored by various private donors and the school itself. In this program, student-faculty teams design and implement a ten-week, full-time research project (usually running from late May to late July/early August). This intensive research project allows student and faculty to thoroughly delve into field and laboratory research. During the tenure of this program, students are provided with free room and board and a stipend of $1550. Research teams occasionally meet during the summer to discuss the status of their projects. Often the results of this program lead to publications and presentations.

The Summer Collaborative Research program is competitive. Applications for this program are available through the Dean of Faculty's Office and the Biology Department chairperson. They are usually due in mid-February. So be sure to investigate possible summer research projects with potential faculty mentors well before the application deadline.


2016 Summer Presentations Students & Research Titles

Alexandra Fall '18; Bernie Possidente, Professor and Department Chair, Biology

Assessing withdrawal from Methamphetamine in Drosophila Melanogaster through changes in circadian activity rhythms.


Lisa Leung '17; Bernie Possidente, Professor and Department Chair, Biology

Activity assessments indicate larval ethanol exposure of Drosophila Melanogaster leads to significant interactions with lithium treatment during adulthood.


Sylvana Finn '18; William Armero '17; Jennifer Bonner, Associate Professor, Biology

The Effect of Cannabinoid Signalling on Axon Pathfinding.


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Sthorm Pyrame '18; Sylvia McDevitt, Associate Professor, Biology

Cloning of  pcoRS(chr) from Enterobacter Cloacae to be expressed in E. Coli.