Local Chatter: West Pittston resident John Barcelon presents research at Misericordia University


John Barcelon, West Pittston, resently presented his research project, ‘Impact of Genetically Modified Foods and Crops on Humans,’ at Misericordia University’s Student Research Poster Presentation Day.


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Barcelon presents research

DALLAS TWP. — John Barcelon, a biology major from West Pittston, recently presented his research, “Impact of Genetically Modified Foods and Crops on Humans” at Misericordia University’s Student Research Poster Presentation Day.

The project analyzed the benefits of genetic modification of certain foods, such as adding vitamin A to rice to meet the dietary needs of certain populations, and creating tomatoes that can help fight cancer.

Jumper graduates

ANNVILLE — Katlyn M. Jumper, Duryea, was among the 476 students who graduated at Lebanon Valley College’s 147th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 14.

Jumper, a Pittston Area High School graduate, received a Bachelor of Arts in music business.

Para pursing training

WILKES-BARRE — Pittston resident Lauren Para is one of 27 Wilkes University 2016 Doctor of Pharmacy graduates who will pursue post-graduate training, which represents more than one-third of the graduating class and the most graduates ever placed.

Para will pursue a residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Greater Pittston students inducted

SCRANTON — Local residents Kaylene Falco, Dupont, and Aidan Marich, Exeter, were among The University of Scranton students inducted into Chi Delta Rho, the university’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for counseling.

Both students are graduates in the Panuska College of Professional Studies.

Students named to dean’s list

MANSFIELD — Holly Dewey, West Wyoming, and Riley Thomas, Harding, were recently named to the Mansfield University dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester by maintaining an GPA of at least a 3.5.

Happy birthday wishes

Tom Petroski, of Wyoming, will celebrate his birthday May 28.

John Barcelon, West Pittston, resently presented his research project, ‘Impact of Genetically Modified Foods and Crops on Humans,’ at Misericordia University’s Student Research Poster Presentation Day.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_John-Barcelon.jpgJohn Barcelon, West Pittston, resently presented his research project, ‘Impact of Genetically Modified Foods and Crops on Humans,’ at Misericordia University’s Student Research Poster Presentation Day. Submitted photo
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