Students mentored by Dr. Jeff Foltz reintroduced the turquoise darter (Esheostoma incscriptum) to Six Mile Creek in upstate South Carolina, from which it was extirpated decades ago. The project will increase the biotic integrity of the stream community and serve as an example for the use of unit-based conservation techniques in the southeastern United States.
An anti-tumor protein from the bonnethead shark (Sphyrna tiburo) possesses inhibitory activity toward 18 diverse-origin cancer cell lines—including malignant melanoma and breast cancer—and has great potential for use in anti-cancer treatments. An interdisciplinary team of undergraduates mentored by Dr. A.B. Bodine, has been researching this protein since 2006. Team Tiburon was represented at the 2009 ACC Undergraduate Research Conference.