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Department of Biological Science URA Scholars


June 24, 2020 5:07 PM
Congratulations to the Department of Biological Science Undergraduate Research Award recipients. If this list has missed anyone, please comment below.

Precious Adeniyi
“Developing Tools to Characterize Ubiquitin-Chain Patterns In Vivo”
Achuth Padmanabhan

Susan Afolabi
“Characterizing The Effects Of Ferritin On Ovarian Cell Migration In Drosophila Melanogaster”
Michelle Starz-Gaiano

Ali Ahmed
“Investigating the role of steroid receptor co-activators in conferring estrogen responsiveness in ovarian cancer”
Achuth Padmanabhan

Maria Bieberich
“Consequences of Telomere Shortening in the Mouse Prostate Gland”
Charles Bieberich

Emily Choi
“The Effect of Different Gut Bacterial Environments on the Brain of Fruit Flies”
Fernando Vonhoff

Tessa Clement
“Regulation of proteasome assembly chaperone PAC3 in human cancer cells”
Achuth Padmanabhan

Arushi Dalal
“Grasshopper Sparrow Song Diversity in Jamaica”
Bernard Lohr

Ayushi Dave
“Investigating the role of Effete in Border Cell Migration in D. melanogaster”
Michelle Starz-Gaiano

Ogechi Elemuo and Menelik Demissie
“Effects of Electronic Cigarette Vapor on Mouse Olfactory-Guided Behavior”
Weihong Lin

Bailey Godwin
“Identifying the Mechanisms of Alcohol Response in Drosophila Melanogaster”
Fernando Vonhoff

Mitra Harrison
“Deciphering the Function of the rlsA Gene in the Multicellular Green Alga, Volvox carteri”
Stephen Miller

Joana Hernandez
“Assessing the Function of Human Amyloid Precursor Protein and its Fly Homolog APP-Like in Drosophila melanogaster”
Fernando Vonhoff

Malika Hiyam
“The Effects of Metal Toxicity on the Motor Network of Drosophila Melanogaster”
Fernando Vonhoff

Rahul Kamdar
“Remodeling the Tumour Immune Microenvironment in Metastatic Ovarian Cancer”
Achuth Padmanabhan

Emma Kartalia
“Population Monitoring Through Genetic Sexing Of The Bahama Oriole, A Critically Endangered Island Endemic” 
Kevin Omland

Ziam Khan
“The Effect of Neuronal Network Plasticity and Refinement in Drosophila melanogaster”
Fernando Vonhoff

Avantika Krishna
“Studying the Negative effects that E-cigarette Flavoring Agents and Nicotine have on the Oral Cavity”
Weihong Lin and Tatsuya Ogura

Se Rin Lee
“Characterizing The Superchiasmaticnucleus-Paraventricular Nucleus Of The Thalamus Synapse And Its Role In Circadian Modulation Of Reward-Related Behaviors”
Tara LeGates

Yiwei Ma
“Testing for a species concept in the genus Betta”
Tamra Mendelson

Olufolake Majekodunmi
“Behavioral Preference of E-cigarette Flavorings and Immune Response in Tongues of Mice Models”
Weihong Lin

Yousef Majid
“Identifying Direct Downstream Targets of the Deubiquitinase UCHL3 in Ovarian Cancer Cells”
Achuth Padmanabhan

Nithya Navarathna
“Establishing A Cell-Based High-Throughput Screen To Identify Pathways Targeting ZNF217 Levels And Localization In Ovarian Cancer Cells”
Achuth Padmanabhan

Kennedy Person
“The Role of Protein Phosphorylation in Accuracy of Protein Synthesis”Philip Farabaugh

Ibrahim Qalawee
“Jasmonic Acid regulation of the Circadian clock of Arabidopsis thaliana”
Hua Lu

Alizay Rizvi
“Characterizing the gene regulatory networks controlling planarian fission”
Daniel Lobo

LeeOdella Sands
“The Role Of Transfer RNA Modification To Accuracy Of Protein Synthesis”
Philip Farabaugh

Noor Shaikh
“A mechanistic understanding of planarian shape regulation during growth and degrowth behaviors”
Daniel Lobo

Julia Warfield
“Grasshopper Sparrow song diversity in Bonaire”
Bernard Lohr

Grace Waterman
“Investigating the Genes Involved in Sensitivity to Lisinopril through Gene Knockdown in Drosophila melanogaster”
Jeff Leips

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