Jefferson Faculty Present Research at Start Talking Science

Mary Ann Wagner-Graham, Ph.D., presented her study on sucralose changes how bacteria uses natural sugar.

Mary Ann Wagner-Graham, Ph.D., presented her study on sucralose changes how bacteria uses natural sugar.

Three faculty members from Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) – East Falls Campus shared their research at the Start Talking Science (STS) event Sept. 28 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia.

Megan Fuller, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, and Niny Rao, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, presented their study on the chemistry of cold brew coffee, and Mary Ann Wagner-Graham, Ph.D., director of the undergraduate health sciences program, presented her study on sucralose (a.k.a. Splenda) changes how bacteria uses natural sugar.

STS is a free public event where STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) researchers present nontechnical posters to the community. They aim to increase the public awareness of—and interest in—cutting-edge, local research in order to make STEM more accessible.

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