CSUN students’ research presented at Experimental Biology 2019 conference

Thirteen students working in CSUN Biology Professor Steve Oppenheimer’s lab contributed to work presented at the Experimental Biology 2019 conference in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month. Greg Zem, a middle school teacher working in the Oppenheimer Lab, presented a poster at the conference detailing the lab’s work evaluating the accuracy of an assay to test reagents that can break apart clumped cells. Anti-clumping agents may be useful to treat cancer spread, thrombocytic events, and infection. Evaluating the testing method across multiple treatment conditions required more than 400 trials by the 14 team members. The work has also been published as a reviewed abstract in the April issue of the FASEB Journal.