Research News

Marine Science Faculty Address Outreach, Climate, and Ocean Literacy at the National Marine Educators Association Conference in Newport, Rhode Island

Faculty of the Science Department delivered three presentations to a national audience of marine science educators at the annual National Marine Educators Association Conference, Newport, Rhode Island…

Defense Threat Reduction Agency Award

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency awarded PROF Joshua Gray and CDR Gregory Hall $10,000 to study medical countermeasures for use in the treatment of mustard gas exposure. 1/c Cadets Samantha Cardoza and Joshua Moan will work with the two professors and present their research at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting in the Spring of 2015. The work is part of a larger research consortium, the Rutgers University CounterACT Research Center of Excellence.

Professors Receive Scientific Achievement Award in Italy

Professor Richard Gaines (CAPT, USCG ret.) and Professor Glenn Frysinger of the Science Department were co-awarded the Scientific Achievement Award by the scientific committee of the 11th GCxGC Symposium held in Riva del Garda Italy in May, 2014. The award recognizes a life’s work of scientific contributions leading to advancements in the field of Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography.

Having it All: Teaching, Research, and Service at a Small Liberal Arts College: A Toxicologist’s Perspective

Dr. Joshua Gray moderated a webinar for the Society of Toxicology entitled, “Having it All: Teaching, Research, and Service at a Small Liberal Arts College: A Toxicologist’s Perspective.” Panelists discussed how to achieve the proper balance as a teacher-scholar. CDR Gregory Hall, also of the USCGA, discussed success from the perspective of his role as liaison to NEASC, the accrediting body for colleges in the Northeast of the United States.

Chemistry Professors Part of New Five Year NIH Study on Mechanisms of Diabetes

Science Department Professors Joshua Gray and Glenn Frysinger were co-awardees of a $1.7 million, five-year National Institutes of Health R01 grant investigating the role of cellular metabolism in insulin secretion that begins September 15, 2013. PROF Gray will study the role of xenobiotics in cell health, focusing on reactive oxygen species and their positive and negative roles in the modulation of insulin secretion. PROF Frysinger will perform bioanalytical studies to explore how intracellular metabolites are affected by normal and diabetic conditions. These studies will be performed with the principal awardee, Dr. Emma Heart of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts