Two Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy students are the first private university students in Wisconsin to attend the prestigious UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity.


UW-Green Bay will host this year’s symposium on Friday, April 26. At the event, which began in 2001, undergraduate students join their peers from other campuses for an opportunity to share research projects to a statewide audience. Students from all academic disciplines present on a wide variety of topics through research poster presentations, oral presentations, gallery exhibits, and artistic performances.

This is the first year students from a university outside of the UW System have been invited to present. They include Arianna Wichman, whose faculty mentor is Dr. Tzvia Springer, and Anghelo Gangano, whose faculty mentor is Dr. Chris Cunningham. Wichman will present “ExoY nucleotidyl cyclase toxin from Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an opportunistic pathogen of cystic fibrosis and wound patients,” while Gangano will present, “The Synthesis of Piperazine-based CB1R and D4R Dual-Acting Antagonists.”

The opportunity was support by Concordia’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

— Madelyne Arrigoni is a sophomore studying English and Mass Communications. She plans to graduate in 2022.

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