Pharm-Tox Undergraduate Presents Research at SUNY Symposium

Pharm-Tox Undergraduate Presents Research at SUNY Symposium

From left: UB presenters Gary Iacobucci, Jason Ma and Sourobh Ghosh with Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, Timothy Tryjankowski and UB presenter Maxwell Bileschi

Published March 20, 2012

Jason Ma, a junior in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, was one of four UB undergraduates selected to present their research to SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and New York State elected officials.

Ma was selected to participate in the symposium by faculty members and administrators from across UB who conducted a comprehensive review of proposals.

His presentation was part of “Discovery—An Undergraduate Showcase,” a Feb. 29 symposium on student research and creative activities that was sponsored by the SUNY Faculty Senate.

Ma, whose mentor is Margarita Dubocovich, PhD, chair of pharmacology and toxicology, delivered a talk titled “The MT1 Melatonin Receptor as a Principal Mediator on Methamphetamine-Induced Sensitization in C57BL/6.”

He was selected to participate in the symposium by faculty members and administrators from across UB who conducted a comprehensive review of proposals.

Elected Officials from Across New York Attended

In all, 125 SUNY undergraduates and 40 faculty research mentors from 23 campuses introduced more than 90 projects at the symposium, held in Albany’s Legislative Office Building.

Senators and Assembly members representing districts from across the state attended and talked with the students about their diverse research and creative projects.

“The turnout and the support from our elected officials was outstanding,” said Timothy Tryjankowski, director of the UB Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, who accompanied the students to Albany.