Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry

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Spring 2019


Estrogens have been proven to increase estrogenic activity seen in some cancers. Our research aims to elucidate the effects of xenoestrogens, specifically parabens, on the same oncogenic mechanisms. To compare the effects of ethyl and butyl parabens to natural estrogen, T cell activation and proliferation was measured after exposure to each compound. Understanding the potential effects of parabens as estrogen agonists would allow for safer regulations for use in common food and health products


Faculty Adviser: Dr. Amorette Barber

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