Marian University student to present research at NEMASYM conference in Arizona

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Andrea Binnebose of Campbellsport, a junior biology major at Marian University, has been selected to present her research at the NEMASYM conference at the University of Arizona in Tucson on November 11-14.

Binnebose has worked through the Ronald E. McNair Scholars program to research the "Induction of Heat Shock Protein (Hsp)in Steinernema websteriA10." Her research examines the stress responses in insect-killing roundworms used as biocontrols for agricultural pests.

Binnebose's study addresses the increasingly global concern regarding the application of toxic chemical insecticides, and has helped to promote the use of Entomopathgenic Nematodes as an eco-friendly alternative for the control of agricultural pests.

Dr. Susan Bornstein-Forst, Marian professor of Biology and Director of the McNair program at Marian University, has served as Binnebose's mentor and will be accompanying her to Arizona.

Binnebose will receive a $1200 travel stipend to the 2010 NEMASYM conference.

NEMASYM is a National Science Foundation supported program that focuses on nematode and bacterial symbiotic relationships, and is comprised of scientific, academic, agricultural and government membership from 26 countries.

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