The Biology seniors enrolled in the spring 2024 Bio 490 sections will be presenting their senior comps projects on Friday, April 19th & Saturday, April 20th.

Friday, April 19th, 2024

Urban Ecosystems | Professor Zellmer | Fowler 201
3:00-3:45 MALENA LACQUE - Rewilding in Urban Spaces: A Complicated Conservation Strategy
3:45-4:30 BIANCA DAL BÓ - Spider "Mow"ment: intermediate disturbance benefits spider diversity in urban greenspaces
4:45-5:30 ADRIANO CANTELMI - ALAN and its' Influence on Marine Ecosystems
5:30-6:15 IAN BECKER - Tropical Tweets: Understanding Bird Communication in a Complex Urbanized Landscape

Strategic Defenses | Professor North | Fowler 202
3:00-3:45 ISABEL MACIAS - Understanding Alzheimer’s one lipid at a time: the Trem2 receptor’s role in regulating microglial cholesterol metabolism
3:45-4:30 MORGAN MILLER - Cancer-battling bacteria: Microbial mechanism improves chemotherapeutic agents’ efficacy
4:45-5:30 ABIGAIL LEE - Unveiling neuro-Immune harmony: Evolutionary insights into innate immune responses in C. elegans
5:30-6:15 ARELÍ FERNANDEZ OROZCO - A sugary defense: The attractive nectar from the nightshade Solanum dulcamara protects against herbivory


Saturday, April 20th, 2024

Urban Ecosystems | Professor Zellmer | Fowler 207
9:00-9:45 RUBY SIEHL - Human Presence Modifies Predator-Prey Dynamics in an Urban Habitat
9:45-10:30 MALACHI CURTIS - Urbanization driving physiological changes in fish
10:45-11:30 MICHELLE CALDERON FLORES - A Rat Empire: Exploring Urbanization's impact on rats as pathogen-host
11:30-12:15 KIANA KEA - Fine Particulate Matter and its Effect on Human Health
1:15-2:00 MELINA SÁNCHEZ - Urban Ecosystems on the Move: How Commute Methods influence Lung Cancer Incidence in the UK
2:00-2:45 MKRTICH MARGARYAN - Exploring the Biological Impacts of Urbanization on Human Health
3:00-3:45 ADITHI BENUSH - Genetic Insights into Moth Evolution: Unveiling the Secrets of Melanism as a Response to Environmental Change
3:45-4:30 LAINEY BOHNERT - Friend and Foe: Human Impacts on Orca Whale Behavior & Survival in the Salish Sea

Strategic Defenses | Professor North | Fowler 209
10:45-11:30 ISHAN ASHFORD - Bacterial retrons: Another weapon in the antiviral arsenal
11:30-12:15 EMILY DOLIDA - Marijuana, mice, and multiple sclerosis: THC compounds offer new insights into remyelination therapies
1:15-2:00 SARAH CARBONEL - Future of urban agriculture: Radish and its potential use for phytoremediation.
2:00-2:45 CASEY WISELY - From ants to lions: A plant-ant mutualism protects the savanna food chain
3:00-3:45 BRYAN YOO - The secrets of cephalopod camouflage: Neural mechanisms and visual adaptations
3:45-4:30 OSCAR PETTER - Essential oils under stress: Understanding peppermint's response to climate variability