December 6, 2019

Biology Research Symposium 2019

Graduate and undergraduate students from both the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) participated in oral and poster presentations at the Biology Research Symposium on December 6th. Congratulations to all participating students!!!

Oral Presentations

  • Graduate student winnerKaveh Kiani (Faculty Mentor: Anton Bryantsev, MCB) "Studying genetics of sarcopenia using the fruit fly model"
  • Graduate student runner-upSamantha Thompson (Faculty Mentor: Jean Lu, MCB) "Isolation and Characterization of Bacteriophages Infecting Enterobacter cloacae to Reduce Bloater Defect in Fermented Cucumbers"
  • Undergraduate student winnerMax Warner (Faculty Mentor: Julia LeCher and Jennifer Cooper, MCB) "Improving CPP-mediated Uptake of proteins in C. Cohnii"
  • Undergraduate student runner-upKristen Coutinho (Faculty Mentor: Scott Nowak, MCB) "Akirin and its association with the NuRD complex in Drosophila melanogaster"

Poster Presentations

  • Graduate student winnerAshley McDonald (faculty mentor: Chris Cornelison, MCB) "Evaluating Volatile Organic Compounds for Contact-Independent Antagonism of Pseudogymnoasus destructions
  • Graduate student runner-upAustin Gilly (Faculty Mentor: Sigurdur Greipsson, EEOB) "Effect of soil-antibiotics and fungicide on lead (Pb) uptake of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.)"
  • Undergraduate student winner: Morgan Zelt (Faculty Mentor: Bill Ensign, EEOB) "Variation in stream fish abundance as a function of urbanization and stream size"
  • Undergraduate student runner-upMax Andrews (Faculty Mentor: Anton Bryantsev, MCB) "Understanding Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Muscle Type Specification"