• November 3, 2023

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    RIT researcher looks for genetic switch to prevent ‘sleeping sickness’ in cattle

    RIT researcher Bolaji Thomas is leading a $650,000 study to compare the genetic response in cattle in sub-Saharan Africa to the parasitic disease Trypanosomiasis, or “sleeping sickness,” that attacks their blood and brain. As parasites adapt to a warming world, the biting fly that transmits Trypanosomiasis could someday migrate to northern climates.

  • January 31, 2022

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    Undergraduate research on the rise at RIT

    With the help of strong mentors, undergraduate researchers cultivate critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. Conducting research can help students synthesize concepts they learned in their classes to create something new.

  • July 27, 2021

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    Student researcher focuses on bacteria in Lake Ontario

    Marissa Schroeter’s summer undergraduate research explores a global health issue with a local twist. Her work prospects for new antibiotic compounds produced by two bacterial strains collected from Lake Ontario. She will present her findings at the RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium.

  • May 19, 2021

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    Fulbright scholar Ashley Tucker will travel to Nigeria to research malaria testing

    Ashley Tucker, a graduating senior majoring in biomedical sciences and biology, will travel to Nigeria at the end of the summer on a Fulbright Research award. Tucker will work with a malaria research group at University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Her research will help improve the rapid diagnostic testing for the deadly tropical disease.

  • October 17, 2019

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    Podcast: The Impact of Malaria on Global Health 

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 25: Not all learning does, or can, happen in a classroom. Last summer, Bolaji Thomas, professor in the College of Health Sciences and Technology, took a group of students to Nigeria to give them a firsthand look at the impact of malaria on global health. Abigail Melake, a biomedical sciences major, and Janice Fung, a biotechnology and molecular bioscience major, talk about what they learned.