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!!!
- Graduate student winner: Kaveh Kiani (Faculty Mentor: Anton Bryantsev, MCB) "Studying genetics of sarcopenia using the fruit fly model"
- Graduate student runner-up: Samantha Thompson (Faculty Mentor: Jean Lu, MCB) "Isolation and Characterization of Bacteriophages Infecting Enterobacter cloacae to Reduce Bloater Defect in Fermented Cucumbers"
- Undergraduate student winner: Max Warner (Faculty Mentor: Julia LeCher and Jennifer Cooper, MCB) "Improving CPP-mediated Uptake of proteins in C. Cohnii"
- Undergraduate student runner-up: Kristen Coutinho (Faculty Mentor: Scott Nowak, MCB) "Akirin and its association with the NuRD complex in Drosophila melanogaster"
- Graduate student winner: Ashley McDonald (faculty mentor: Chris Cornelison, MCB) "Evaluating Volatile Organic Compounds for Contact-Independent Antagonism of Pseudogymnoasus destructions”
- Graduate student runner-up: Austin 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-up: Max Andrews (Faculty Mentor: Anton Bryantsev, MCB) "Understanding Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Muscle Type Specification"