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Biology Major Awarded Research Grant

Marc Delaney ’13, has been awarded a research grant in the amount of $652 from the Beta Beta Beta Research Foundation. The title of his project is ‘Lycopene as a potential attenuator of chondroitin-TLR4 mediated tumor proliferation and angiogenesis through TLR signal inhibition in B16 melanoma.” Specifically, Marc is interested in testing whether lycopene, a carotenoid found in tomatoes, has a protective role in limiting tumor cell proliferation. He is using a B16 murine model of melanoma for his work. Assistant Professor of Biology, Karin Heckman, is his research mentor for this project.

Mr. Delaney is a member of the Alpha Iota chapter of Beta Beta Beta at St. Lawrence University. Beta Beta Beta biology honorary was founded in 1922 and is dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study. The research grants are awarded by the national office and are intended to support undergraduate research by awarding cash scholarships annually to students conducting research.

Mr. Delaney is a biology major and chemistry minor and plans to attend medical school after graduation from St. Lawrence University.