Students Conduct Biology Research

EDISON — During the spring semester, students in the Middlesex County College Biology program conducted research in the labs of Rider University. The course, “Research in Biology” allows students to work with research scientists at other institutions on a project. The end-of-the-semester presentation was the culmination of this course.

From left, Middlesex Professor Virender Kanwal; Priyanka Patel (Edison), who conducted research on the effects of salinity on the female population of blue crabs; Rider University Professor Paul Jivoff; Sai Kota (Edison), who conducted research on the effect of body size on the amount of sperm produced in blue crabs; Priya Jha (Edison), who researched circadian rhythms in mammals; Rider Professor Phil Lowrey; and Karen Hays, vice president for academic and student affairs at Middlesex.

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