SELINSGROVE — Diana Crowley, of South Abington Township, was one of 31 students from Susquehanna University who recently presented research at the 30th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Asheville, North Carolina.
Crowley’s research, titled “Yes-associated protein inhibitor verteporfin impacts the embryogenesis of the sea urchin,” was supervised by Margaret Peeler, professor of biology at Susquehanna.
Established in 1987, the conference is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research and scholarship done in partnership with faculty or other mentors. Students experience firsthand the processes of scholarly exploration and discovery that characterize academic life.
The National Conference on Undergraduate Research promotes undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education. The annual conference has become a national celebration of undergraduate scholarly activity involving all academic disciplines and all institutions of higher education.
Crowley, a biology and French major in the Class of 2016, is a 2012 graduate of Abington Heights High School and the daughter of Trip and Michele Crowley.