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Dr. Marilu Santos
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone: 910.521.6420
Fax:
910.522.5754
Email:
marilu.santos @uncp.edu

Location: Oxendine Science Building, Room 2219
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Research Mentorship

My involvement with scientific research has made me intimately familiar with the surprise, and the sense of discovery inherent in science.I like to give back what I have learned by training younger scientists. I believe that once students hone their scientific skills, they can tackle the rigors and challenges of graduate studies or the professional world. I have served as research adviser for Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) , Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE), Honors College, BIO 4900 Independent Research and Chancellor's Scholars. Before joining UNCP, I was thesis adviser to 10 students from the University of the Philippines and 2 summer research interns from Duke University. I have successfully presented papers with my research students in regional and national conferences.

Poster Presentations in Undergraduate Research Conferences

Edwards-Latchu, Stephanie and Marilu Santos. (2011). “Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Soil Microorganisms from a Biochar Farm in Bladen County, North Carolina over Three Crop Seasons”. Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity (PURC) Forum in UNCP on April 2011.  Awarded Second Place

Edwards, Stephanie and Marilu Santos, 2010. “ Prevalence of Phenol Resistant Bacteria in a Biochar Farm in Bladen County, NC” at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). In Charlotte, NC on November 10 to 13, 2010.

Oxendine, Delora and Marilu Santos. 2009. Growth of UTI-Causing Microorganisms in Fruit Juice Agar Media. Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity (PURC) Forum in UNCP on April 6, 2009.

Baxley, Randy and Marilu E. Santos. 2008. “A Preliminary Study on Transient  Microflora from EMS Devices”. National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Salisbury University, MD on April 10-12, 2008 and Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity (PURC) Forum in UNCP on April 23, 2008.

Woriax, Hannah and Marilu E. Santos. 2008. “A Preliminary Study on Fractal Morphogenesis in Bacteria as a Response to Environmental Stress”, National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Salisbury University, MD on April 10-12, 2008 and Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity (PURC) Forum in UNCP on April 23, 2008.

Stevens, Mark, Filipkowski Andrea and Santos Marilu. 2007. “Incidence of E. coli among Hands of College Resident Students”. 21st National Council for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 11-14, 2007 Dominican University, San Rafael CA

Lenita Hammonds  and Marilu Santos. 2002. “Cancer Gene Detection among the Hammonds Family in Robeson County, NC”. Presented to the UNCP Chancellors Scholars Council, Pembroke NC, Spring 2002

Kristy May, Patty Walsh and Marilu Santos.  2001 “Analysis of Fidelity of
Mutant rb69 DNA polymerase using mp13m2 assay”. 11th SOARS Conference at NCCU, Durham, NC on Nov 9, 2001

Janlee Santos, Santos, Marilu and P. Lakshmi. 2000. “Mechanism of cell death Induced by Aeromonas hydrophila cytotoxic enterotoxin (Act) in cells of the Immune System”. Presented at the UNCP Science Seminar, Pembroke NC. Fall 2000

William McMillan and Marilu Santos. 2000.  “Enumeration of Soil Bacteria
By Luminometric ATP Assay”.  7th NC-LSAMP Annual Conference at
Winston Salem University on April 14, 2000.

Stacey Singletary and Marilu Santos. 1999. “Antibiotic Resistance: An Emerging Threat,” Presented to the UNCP Chancellors Scholars Council, Pembroke, NC. Fall 1999

Updated: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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