At this year’s Summit for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA), several department of Biological Sciences undergraduate researchers were recognized for their outstanding research.
DBS undergraduate Nathan Moniz (Kim and Guy Caldwell lab) won second place for the oral presentation entitled “Identifying the Intrinsic Modulators of Neuronal Resilience in C. elegans PD Model.”
DBS undergraduate Pedram Maleknia (Earley lab) won third place for the oral presentation “Can Rivulus Fish See Through the Müller-Lyer Visual Illusion?”
DBS undergraduates Clare Ols, Vanessa Marshall, and Charles Pitsenberger (Lozier lab) won first place for their poster entitled “DNA Barcoding as a Tool to Assess Pollinator Diversity in a Fragmented Landscape”
DBS undergraduate Lauren Cook (Kim and Guy Caldwell lab) won second place for the poster “Gene-by-Environmental activation of DAF-7/ TGF-β signaling in response to exposure to anoxious stimulus in a C. elegans model of Parkinson’s Disease.”
DBS undergraduate Blair Morrison (Earley lab) won third place for the poster “Green Invaders: Life Stages of the European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) in Southern Maine”