January 1, 2012
Students present research findings
A pair of Central Wyoming College students presents information from a more than three-year undergraduate research project on West Nile Virus in Fremont County at a Wednesday, March 21 colloquium.
This academic discussion is being held at 3:30 p.m. in room 171 of Main Hall (formerly Classroom Wing 129) and the public is invited to attend.
Biological sciences major Seth Hosking and pre-health student Josh Graham represents the team which has been collecting blood samples of Fremont County subjects, examining the local mosquito and bird populations and an investigating the relationship of climate and prevalence of the virus.
In 2008, one year after a majority of the state’s West Nile cases were reported in Fremont County, Professor Steve McAllister and his students embarked on the study. Armed with resources from a grant through INBRE (Idea Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence) students have made preliminary assumptions which they will share.