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Biology Student research featured at Scholarship Sewanee

April 29, 2013

 

 

Biology student research was featured in 19 posters and seven oral presenations which were Senior Honors Theses at this year's annual Scholarship Sewanee. 

Best Posters in Biological Sciences is as follows:

First Place
Lauren Joca and Vincent Leray
"A New Host and Reproduction At A Small Size for the Fish Parasite Cymothoa Excisa"
Mentor:  Kirk Zigler

Second Place
Katherine Mustafa 
“Nanoparticle Labeling of Lamin B1”  
Mentor:  John Palisano

Third Place
Simey Emerson and Taylor Morris
“Effect of diet lipids on measures of seasonal acclimation in the Eastern red spotted newt (Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens) ” 
Mentor:  Nancy Berner

 

C.caretta Nesting Habitat and Hatch Rate Success
Katie Wakefield (Biology C'13)
Department: Biology
Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Christopher Van de Ven and Kirk Zigler

 

Spatial Assessment of Deer Browse and its Effects on the Upland Forest Community of the Domain
Meg Armistead (Ecology & Biodiversity C'14)
Department of Biology
Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Jon Evans and Christopher Van de Ven

 

Effect of diet lipids on measures of seasonal acclimation in the Eastern red spotted newt (Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens)
Simey E. Emerson and Taylor A. Morris
Department of Biology
Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Nancy J. Berner

 

Dietary restriction-mediated lifespan extension in C. elegans
John Burkus
Department of Biology
Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Melinda Farris

 

Invasion of “empty niches” within woodland habitat on the Domain by white pine
Drake Schutt (Biology C'13) and Daniel Williams (Ecology & Biology C'14)
Department of Biology - Group Project in Advanced Conservation
Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Jon Evans

 

Highway 41A: A Major Barrier to Wildlife Movement on the Sewanee Domain?
Clesi Bennett
Department of Biology
Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Jon Evans

 

polyQ length-dependent aggregation of Ataxin-3 protein in C. elegans body wall muscle cells
Nakeirah Christie ( Biochemistry C'15)
Department of Biology
Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Elise Kikis

 

The Potential Sustainability of Entomophagy in the species Acheta domesticus
Trevor Mia (Ecology & Biodiversity C'13) and Nate Foster (Biology C'15)
Department of Biology – Independent Research
Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Kirk Zigler

 

A New Host and Reproduction At A Small Size For The Fish Parasite Cymothoa excisa
Lauren Joca (Ecology & Biodiversity C'13), Vincent Leray (Biology C'13) and Kirk Zigler
Department of Biology and Independent Study Biology 444
Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Kirk Zigler

 

Evaluation Of The Use Of Grass Carp Ctenopharyngodon idella As An Effective Means Of Biocontrol For Watershield Brasenia schreberi
Lauren Joca (Ecology & Biodiversity C'13), Jeff Kirchberg (Ecology & Biodiversity C'14), Grace Saunders (Ecology & Biodiversity C'14), Katherine-Anne Glover (Ecology & Biodiversity C'14) 
Department of Biology - Group Project in Advanced Conservation
Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Jon Evans

 

Coarse Woody Debris and Ecosystem Structure: The Legacy of Land Management Techniques on Sewanee’s Domain
Ian Hazelhoff (Biology C'13), William Coleman (Ecology & Biodiversity C'14), Kate Pfeiffer (Biology C'13)
Department of Biology - Group Project in Advanced Conservation
Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Jon Evans

 

Monitoring of Sandstone Outcrops on the Domain of the University of the South
Kristin Stockton, Thomas Walters (Ecology & Biodiveristy C'14), & Milo Wan (Ecology & Biodiversity C'14)
Department of Biology - Group Project in Advanced Conservation
Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Jon Evans

 

The Effects of Sustained Deer Browse on Wildflowers in Dick Cove
Hali Steinmann (Ecology & Biodiversity C'15), Callie Oldfield (Biology C'15), and Kathryn Whittington
Department of Biology - Group Project in Advanced Conservation
Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Jon Evans

 

Nanoparticle labeling of Lamin B1
Katherine Mustafa (Biology C'14)
Department of Biology
Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: John R. Palisano

 

Antibacterial Properties of Various Acne Treatments
Phillip Link (Biochemistry C'13) and Sara Neil (Biochemistry C'13)
Department of Biochemistry
Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: John R. Palisano

 

 

 

 

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