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Biology student research presented at annual Scholarship Sewanee

May 1, 2014

 

Biology student research was featured in posters and oral presentations in this year's annual Scholarship Sewanee.

Best Posters in Biological Sciences is as follows:

First Place  

Hannah Fay, Amy Lee, Nakeirah Christie

“A polyglutamine expansion in the human atx-3 protein: A story about aggregation, toxicity, and aging” 

(Mentor: Elise Kikis)

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Second Place  

Sarah Brown, Sydney Philpot, Angelica De Freitas 

“The Role of HDAC3 in Tumorigenesis”

(Mentor: Alyssa Summers)

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Third Place   

 Luis R. Tinoco 

“The Effects of Cardiac Ankyrin Repeat Protein on Fibroblast Contraction”

(Mentor: Jeffrey M. Davidson, Ph.D. of Vanderbilt University)

 

 

 

A Seasonal Biotic Community Analysis of Buckets of Blood Cave in Sewanee, TN

Connor Cayson (Biology C'14), Angela Evans (Eco-Bio C'14), William Frye, Adam McNally (Eco-Bio C'15)

Department of Biology

Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Kirk Zigler

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Determination of Adult Stem Cell Numbers in the Peripheral Blood of Horses

Arianna Rupp (Biology C'14)

Department of Biology

Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Frank Lochner

 

 

The Nutritional Effect of Excess Methionine on Life-Span Extension in Dietary RestrictedSaccharomyces cerevisiae

David Pride

Department of Biology

Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Mindy Farris

 

 

A polyglutamine expansion in the human atx-3 protein: A story about aggregation, toxicity and aging 

Hannah Fay (Biology C'15), Amy Lee (Biology C'15), Nakeirah Christie (Biochemistry C'15)

Department of Biology

Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Elise Kikis

 

 

HDAC3 is Necessary for Thymopoesis

Nick Klus (Biology C'14)

Department of Biology

Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Alyssa Summers

 

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Disturbance Ecology of Arundinaria Appalachian

Thomas Walters (Eco Bio C'15)

Department of Biology

Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Jonathan Evans

 

 

The Role of HDAC3 in Tumorigenesis

Sarah Brown (Biology C'14), Sydney Philpot (Biology C'15), Angelica DeFreitas (Biology C;15)

Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Alyssa Summers

 

 

Healthy Lung Fibroblast Migration in Response to Calcium Modulation

Ryan Murphy (Biochemistry C'14)

Department of Chemistry

Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Bethel Seballos

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Hogs that farm:  a unique mutualism between a mammal and a clonal sedge on St. Catherines Island, GA

Callie Oldfield (Biology C'15) and Ethan Evans

Department of Biology

Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Jonathan Evans

 

 

Biological Survey of Solomon's Tunnel Cave, Sewanee, TN  

Philip Gould, Pierce McGrady (Biology C'15), Jamie Sue Wilson (Eco-Bio C'15), Clarissa Medley

Department of Biology

Faculty Sponsor/Mentor: Kirk Zigler