Biology Senior Comps Presentations


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The Biology Senior Comps Presentations will be held in Fowler 207 and Fowler 209 on Saturday, April 6th, 2019.

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Mutants | Fowler 207

8:15-9:00 MAX MEADE 
Exercise-Induced Collapse in Dogs and the Role of Dynamin, a Dynamic GTPase Involved in Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis

9:00-9:45 JOAN KRONICK 
The Implication of STAT3 Mutation on Susceptibility to Infection in Hyper IgE Syndrome

9:45-10:30 XUANYI SHI 
What can we learn from HIV immunity

10:45-11:30 RACHEL COCKBURN 
Doublesex+F1:T7 and Sexually Dimorphic Weaponry in Beetles 

11:30-12:15 RYAN LEE 
Targeting Foxo3 to Induce Tumor Apoptosis: A Novel Cancer Therapy Approach

1:00-1:45 ROWDY FREELAND
Night Hunters: The Genetic Mutations Behind Melanism in Wild Cats

1:45-2:30 ISAAC SALVATIERRA 
P53 and its role in Cellular Senescence

2:45-3:30 JEEVIN SANDHU 
Exposing a Silent Killer: The Link Between PNPLA3 I148M Polymorphism and Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis

3:30-4:15 BRIAN LAVONGTHEUNG 
Congenital Pain Insensitivity: Living Without Pain Isn't That Painless

4:15-5:00 SAM COLLINS 
Schizophrenia and treatment with deep brain stimulation

5:00-5:45 ROBERT TWYMAN 
Understanding LRP5 High Bone Mass Mutations May Lead to Better Treatments for Osteoporosis

Microbial Dark Matter | Fowler 209

9:00-9:45 PEDRO CASTELLANOS 
Don’t Forget to Floss! The Role of an Oral Microbe in the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease 

9:45-10:30 PAVLINA SLEZAK 
Baby steps to super-crops: Harnessing a microbial strategy to engineer nitrogen fixation in cereals 

10:45-11:30 ROSHNI KATRAK-ADEFOWORA 
There’s a new microbe in town: The discovery of pioneer species Thiolava veneris after a submarine volcanic eruption

11:30-12:15 CORA DAVIES 
The fight for nitrogen: The role of ammonia-oxidizing and oil-degrading microbes in oil spill bioremediation

1:00-1:45 ANDREW KANG 
Digesting Research on Gut Microbes: Treating Metabolic Dysfunction through Restoration of Short-Chain Fatty Acid Producing Microbes

1:45-2:30 MICHAEL OZAKI 
Trust Your Gut? How GABA-Producing Bacteria Can Influence Mental Disorders and Well-Being

2:45-3:30 MEIKE BUHALY 
Missing Matter: Effects of Climate Change on Methane-Oxidizing Bacteria in Arctic Permafrost

3:30-4:15 EVA JAHANSHIR 
The Probiotic Protector: Amelioration of chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal mucositis by Lactobacillus

4:15-5:00 CLARASOPHIA GUST
Hidden Fungal Friend: endobacteria of Gigaspora promotes resistance to oxidative stress