Anterior Cruciate Ligaments
By Alexis Jenkins
Alexis Jenkins definitely is very active from the start. Sports have always been her passion; growing up, you could always catch her outside at the softball field playing with her high school, tournament team, or family. This all was until she had an almost career-ending injury occur not just once but twice. Luckily, she could continue to play two years of college softball, but she always wondered why tearing your ACL, also known as your Anterior Cruciate Ligament, was such a big deal. Now years later, she is a Senior here at Millersville studying Sports Journalism. After graduation, she plans to work her way into the ESPN world to eventually become an ESPN Broadcast Journalist.
Mechanisms of Various Pharmaceutical Drugs
by Dr. Aimee Miller’s Biochemistry II students
Abstract: This project includes a series of eight posters produced by the students in Biochemistry II. The purpose for the poster project is to explain the function of a specific pharmaceutical drug from several key perspectives. Each group of students selected a molecule that targets the activity of a specific enzyme and produced a poster describing its function. Collectively, the features of the poster provide a robust integration of advanced concepts and skills studied in Biochemistry II.
About the Authors
Dr. Aimee L. Miller teaches biochemistry in the Chemistry Department at Millersville University. Students in most chemistry and biology programs are introduced to biochemical molecules and metabolic pathways in Biochemistry I. However, students interested in more in-depth study of biochemical processes have the opportunity to continue into Biochemistry II. This is most specifically relevant to students in the biochemistry option in chemistry and the molecular biology option in biology. Many of the junior and senior students go on to further graduate studies, including Ph.D. and medical programs.