Assessing Zinc Nutriture

Matthew Zdilla The Zdilla Lab is involved in research aiming to produce new clinical measurements and discover new links between human structure and function.   A novel method of assessing zinc nutriture: (Starkey, Saling, Basil) A new, noninvasive, method of assessing the adequacy/inadequacy of zinc nutrition based on the taste perception of zinc is being […]

Freshwater Crayfish

Zachary Loughman Research in my lab focuses on crayfish natural history, taxonomy, and conservation biology, with an emphasis on crayfishes that occur in West Virginia. To do this, myself and West Liberty University Biology students travel throughout West Virginia and the southeastern United States surveying crayfishes. The ultimate goal of this research is elucidating the […]

MRI of the Human Brain

Fuhua Chen Analysis of tissue volumes in human brains, and its relation to some diseases based on magnetic-resonance-imaging (MRI) image processing It has been widely recognized that by tracing and analyzing the change of the volumes of different tissues in human brains, some brain-related diseases can be found earlier so that some measure can be […]

Francisella Tularensis

Joseph Horzempa Francisella tularensis is a highly infectious microorganism with fewer than 10 inhaled bacteria causing the fatal disease tularemia.  This bacterium has been weaponized and could be used for bioterrorism, prompting the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to classify F. tularensis as a Category A biodefense agent.  In addition to the threat of […]