PhD student in the Department of Environmental and Global Health

Danielle Cucchiara

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Danielle Cucchiara is a PhD student in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Environmental and Global Health.  She is interested in ecotoxicogenomics and study the effects of metals and metal mixtures on gene expression in Daphnia magna. Currently in Dr. Vulpe’s Lab, Danielle works with and mentors three undergraduate researchers. 

Danielle has been pivotal in recruiting undergraduates by posting to CUR’s research opportunities board visited monthly by over 500 undergraduates.  Most recently she has requested undergraduate students to assist on two projects titled, Daphnia magna as Molecular Bio-Sensors in Mine-Impacted Water Systems and An Alternative to the Biotic Ligand Model to Explain Acute Toxicity of Binary Metal Mixtures to Daphnia magna. 

Thank you for your willingness to work with our Undergraduates!