2021 Honors Thesis Presentation Schedule
9:00 AM: Reyn Hutten – Phosphorus distribution and depletion along a natural age gradient in arid soils of Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland.
Research Advisor: Ross Virginia
3:00 PM: Sophia Koval – Characterization and origin of the YfiBNR diguanylate cyclase system in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms.
Research Advisor: George O'Toole
9:00 AM: Claudia Durbin – Smart sutures and bandages for non-enzymatic glucose monitoring.
Research Advisor: Katherine Mirica
3:00 PM: Benjamin Zdasiuk - Sentinel Salmonids: Evaluating acid-aluminum stress at watershed, fish community, and physiological scales in the Northeastern U.S.
Research Advisor: Celia Chen
2:00 PM: Erin Dickert - RNA-Binding Protein Pumilio is Required for Accurate Chromosome Segregation in the Drosophila Ovary.
Research Advisor: Sharon Bickel
12:00 PM: James Gow - Inhibiting Acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase as a potential therapeutic for foam cell mediated neurodegeneration and persistent inflammation.
Research Advisor: T.Y. Chang
3:00 PM: Julianne Strauch - Bioinformatics analysis of alpha-ketoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases identifies potential mechanisms of oxygen sensing and hypoxia adaptation in the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus.
Research Advisor: Robert Cramer
10:00 AM: Quintin Tyree - Canopy Architecture and the Evolution of Gliding Vertebrates.
Research Advisor: Nate Dominy
3:00 PM: Tyler Lee - Targets and interactors of the iron deficiency response transcription factor, URI, in Arabidopsis.
Research Advisor: Mary Lou Guerinot
3:00 PM: Melissa Wang - Optogenetics-mediated acute inhibition of small GTPase Rho1 reveals its stage-specific function during early Drosophila embryogenesis.
Research Advisor: Bing He