NC-LSAMP Publications

NC-LSAMP SPRA is dedicated to understanding the barriers that obstruct the diversification of STEM fields. The research component of NC-LSAMP SPRA has produced an executive summary and in-depth research report that details these important findings. As stated in the report, “Understanding and addressing the factors that deter students, especially women and racially marginalized students, from pursuing STEM majors can be crucial for meeting STEM workforce demands, fostering innovation, and promoting a more equitable society”. Read the Executive Summary and Research Report here.  

  • MSO-Executive-Summary
  • MSO-Research-Report-2023  

NC-SAMP SPRA students and mentors are heavily involved in conducting research on the partner campuses. Research findings are presented in publications and abstracts. 


  • Marcel, S. S., Quimby, A. L., Noel, M. P., Jaimes, O. C., Mehrab-Mohseni, M., Ashur, S. A., Velasco, B., Tsuruta, J. K., Kasoji, S. K., Santos, C. M., Dayton, P. A., Parker, J. S., Davis, I. J., & Pattenden, S. G. (2021). Genome-wide cancer-specific chromatin accessibility patterns derived from archival processed xenograft tumors. Genome research, 31(12), 2327–2339. Advance online publication. 
  • Goulet, D. R., Foster, J. P., Zawistowski, J. S., Bevill, S. M., Noel, M. P., Olivares-Quintero, J. F., Sciaky, N., Singh, D., Santos, C., Pattenden, S. G., Davis, I. J., & Johnson, G. L. (2020). Discrete Adaptive Responses to MEK Inhibitor in Subpopulations of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Molecular cancer research: MCR, molcanres.1011.2019. Advance online publication, doi: 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-19-1011. 
  • Chiarella AM, Quimby AL, Mehrab-Mohseni M, Velasco B, Kasoji SK, Davis IJ, Dayton PA, Hathaway NA, Pattenden SG. Cavitation enhancement increases the efficiency and consistency of chromatin fragmentation from fixed cells for downstream quantitative applications. Biochemistry. 2018 May 15;57(19):2756-2761. doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.8b00075. Epub 2018 Apr 25. PMID: 29658277. 
  • Kasoji SK*, Pattenden SG*, Malc EP, Jayakody CN, Tsuruta JK, Mieczkowski PA, Janzen WP, Dayton PA. Cavitation Enhancing Nanodroplets Mediate Efficient DNA Fragmentation in a Bench Top Ultrasonic Water Bath. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 17;10(7):e0133014. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133014. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26186461.   

The LSAMP special edition provides an in-depth look at the impactful initiatives and groundbreaking discoveries of multiple universities participating in the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program. This edition gives a general overview of the diverse programs and highlights their innovative approaches and significant contributions to STEM education and research. From pioneering advancements to transformative educational practices, the special edition showcases the collective achievements of LSAMP programs at universities nationwide.

LSAMP Magazine Special Edition 2020