Research Week 2017 draws a dozen scientific presentations from members of the Cobb Research Laboratory

This years' Research Week at Howard University attracted contributions from 12 oral and poster presenta-tions just from the Cobb Research Laboratory. These in-cluded two award winners (see page 1 of this issue) among the stellar presentations. This year, the presenta-tions from the CRL were integrated with others from the entire university. Included in the list was research on:

  •  Comparative Analysis of DNA Extraction Techniques on DNA Yield from ancient teeth (by Post-doctoral fellow Dr. Latifa Jackson)
  •  Peer tutoring affects on low-achieving elementary school students (by undergraduate student Brionna Hines
  •  Creation of a Genomic Database from New York Afri-can Burial Ground Soil Samples (by doctoral graduate student Carter Clinton)
  •  A Historic African American Skeletal Collection Re-veals Bacterial Infections (by doctoral graduate stu-dent Christopher Cross)
  •  Reconstruction of the early population history of Afri-cans in the Americas through St. Helena Island (South Atlantic) and New York City (by doctoral graduate student Gretchen Johnson)
  •  Assessment on the Resurgence of Rickets and Scolio-sis on African Americans (by undergraduate student Khristian Ifill)
  •  The missing landscape of human genomic diversity in the Arabian Peninsula (by doctoral graduate student Njlaa Bakhsh)
  •  Association Between Location and Hypertension Among Individuals in the Cobb Collection 70 Years Ago to Present, A Statistical Approach (by undergrad-uate student Tamea Williams)
  •  The Establishment of the Cobb Research Lab's Infor-mation System (by undergraduate student Whitney Griffith)
  •  Osteological Expression of Tuberculosis within The Cobb Collection (by undergraduate student Zhenhong Chen)
  •  Cancer in an Historic Washington DC African Ameri-can population (by undergraduate student Rita Okolo)
  •  Exploring the Effects of Ancestral Genetic Composi-tion on African American Identity (by Professor Dr. Fatimah Jackson) ****
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