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Three Lycoming College biology students presented their research at the Annual Meeting of the Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology on Nov. 6 at the Clearfield campus of Lock Haven University.
Kristen Collins, a senior from Nazareth, Pa., won a second place award for her oral presentation on "Polyphasic Characterization of Comamonas franzi, a novel species from the Loyalsock Creek."
Two other students presented research posters: K.C. Failor, a senior from Mechanicsburg, Pa., on "Development of Multi-Locus Sequence Typing for the Flavobacteriaceae," and Jordan Krebs, a sophomore from Roaring Spring, Pa., on "Molecular and Phenotypic Characteristics of a Novel Species and Related Type Strains Suggest a Reorganization within the Genus Chryseobacterium."
The students' research was conducted with Dr. Jeffrey Newman, chair and assistant professor of biology at Lycoming. Other colleges represented at the meeting included Juniata College, Mount Aloysius College, Saint Vincent College, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven University-Clearfield, Duquesne University, Bucknell University and Penn State University