Belhaven Science Students Win Research Competition Among All Mississippi Universities

Belhaven University Biology students received first and second place in the Health Sciences Poster presentations at the Mississippi Academy of Sciences annual meetings.

On February 17, and 18th the Biology and Chemistry faculty together with six students attended the Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meetings in Hattiesburg. The Academy includes students and faculty from all junior and senior colleges; professional schools and science research centers in the State of Mississippi.

Jonathan Kalehoff, Isaiah Tolo, James Presgraves and Jarrett Morgan received first place for their presentation of ”The effects of Green tea, White tea , EGCG and Caffeine on Trypanosoma lewisi infections in rats.”

Grace Martin and Essa Wiseman received second place for their presentation of “The Effects of Moringa olifera on Trypanosoma lewisi infections in rats.”

Belhaven University has been working with this parasite, a non-pathogenic relative of the causative agent of sleeping sickness  for the last 16 years.

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