Biology Senior Comps Presentations Fall 2021


Please join the Biology department on Friday, November 19th, and Saturday, November 20th, as their seniors virtually present their senior comps projects.

BIOLOGY SENIOR COMPS
PRESENTATIONS
Fall 2021

Please reach out to oasin@oxy.edu for Zoom details.

Defensive Strategies | Professor North

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021

1:30-2:15 JESS THOMPSON

Bullseye! Targeting Mosquitoes to Control the Spread of Malaria

2:15-3:00 ELIZA KIRSCH

Beavers: A Dam Good Solution to the Freshwater Biodiversity Crisis

3:15-4:00 OLIVIA GITTINGS

Snowshoe hares and an evolutionary defense against increased predation

4:00-4:45 JOSEPH SHIINA

Exploring the role of volatile organic compounds in plant communication to replace pesticides

4:45-5:30 CLARE FOWLER

IT STINGS!!! A Genetically Based Defensive Mechanism Found in Stinging Nettles (Urtica thunbergiana)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021

9:00-9:45 ALISA DITTEMORE

Thieves of the Sea: Chemical Sequestration as a Defense Mechanism by Sea Slugs

9:45-10:30 SYDNEY TAKAUYE

Wing Pattern Trends of a Deceptive Butterfly May Soon Be Out of Style

10:45-11:30 ALYSSA ALDAZ

Embryos on Alert: The Influence of Predator Exposure on Cuttlefish Defense Behaviors

11:30-12:15 ALLISON SMITH

Alligator immune defenses vs antibiotic resistant diseases

1:00-1:45 RODRIGO GUERRA

Hidden in plain sound: Are firefly clicks evidence of a new defense mechanism ?

1:45-2:30 BELLA BONOMI

Keep it clean - How Marine Bacteria May be Key in Oil Spill Cleanup

 

Genetics and Disease | Professor Baran

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021

1:30-2:15 ANNE WERUM

Serotonin Signaling in Canine Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease

2:15-3:00 THEODORE BORTZ

Base Editing Insertion of the Rare, Protective A673T Alzheimer's Disease Mutation

3:15-4:00 ALEJANDRA HERRERA

Long non-coding RNA HOTAIR: A Gateway to Understanding Cervical Cancer

4:00-4:45 THEODIS TALBERT

You got eczema?? An Exploration of Atopic Dermatitis

4:45-5:30 JOANNE YI

The Casebook of SOCS1: Haploinsufficiency of SOCS1 and Dysregulation of the JAK-STAT Pathway

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021

9:00-9:45 GRACE HILDNER

Knocking out HIV: a Combinational Gene Therapy

9:45-10:30 TRACY WATANABE

The Royal Remedy: CRISPR/Cas-9 Mediated Genetic Correction of Hemophilia A

10:45-11:30 DELANEY RUSSELL

Not So Smooth: How Changes in TGF-B and KLF4 Alter Smooth Muscle Cells in the Aorta of Marfan Syndrome Patients

11:30-12:15 SHANNA YEH

A Plastic Body: Bisphenol A epigenetic modifications

1:00-1:45 RAIN (JUN HYEOK) CHOI

The Potential of CRISPR-CAS9 Epigenome Editing for Angelman Syndrome

1:45-2:30 HANNAH PEARSON

The Role of the SMOC2 gene in Canine Brachycephaly

2:30-3:15 DANIELLE SHORES

Oh Baby! In utero Interception of Beckwith Wiederman Syndrome Phenotypes