College Science Scholars Research Symposium Fall 2017

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Left to Right:Emmit Pert, Naina Wodon, Daniel Song, Margaret Doyle, Kelvin Li, Robin Bai, and John Han

Presentations
  • John Han, 2nd Year CSS Student
    "Production and characterization of pseudoviruses to investigate viral entry”
    Mentors: Kelly Drews (Ph.D. candidate) and Prof. Mark Kester, UVa Medical Center Department of Pharmacology; Prof. Judy White, UVa Medical Center Department of Pathology;
    Topic Area: Virology
  • Robin Bai, 2nd Year CSS Student
    “Mapping the neural circuits that control motivated behavior through targeted manipulation of neurons”
    Mentors: Dr. Chris Overall and Dr. Jonathan Kipnis, UVa Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research, School of Medicine CSS Summer Scholar Award through J. Randolph and Rossie Carter Hutcheson Gift to The Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research, School of Medicine
  • Margaret Doyle, 3rd Year CSS Student
    “Attosecond Science: An investigation into the feasibility of using an electron bunch’s space charge field as an ultrafast pulse”
    Mentor: Dr. Agostino Marinelli, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory;
    Topic Area: Accelerator Physics Summer Funding Award through The Department of Energy
  • Emmit Pert, 2nd Year CSS Student
    “Oxidative Catalysts in Molybdenum-bound Systems”
    Mentors: Justin Wilde (Ph.D. candidate) and Prof. W. Dean Harman, UVa Chemistry Department;
    Topic Area: Organometallic Chemistry
  • Naina Wodon, 2nd Year CSS Student
    “Why Do the Poor Suffer the Most from Floods? Assessing the Roles of Exposure and Vulnerability in the Heterogeneity of Impacts in Pakistan”
    Mentor: Prof. Rebecca Hehn, UVa Statistics;
    Topic Area: Statistics
  • Daniel Song, 3rd Year CSS Student
    “Luminescent cyclic amine substituted dibenozylmethane derivatives and their difluoroboron complexes”
    Mentor: Prof. Cassandra L. Fraser, UVa Chemistry;
    Topic Area: Metal Complexes
  • Kelvin Li, 4rd Year CSS Student
    “Crystallization of the soluble domain of inclusion membrane protein A (IncA) from Chlamydia trachomatis”
    Mentor: Prof. Linda Columbus, UVa Biochemistry;
    Topic Area: Biochemistry

College Science Scholars Research Symposium Fall 2016

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Left to Right:Kelvin Li, Daniel Inyoung Lee, John Costello, Tomoya Kanno, Hamzah Shariff, Drake Dixon, & Samantha Heitsch. (Not pictured: Richard Doty)

Presentations
  • Kelvin Li, 3rd Year CSS Student
    “Crystallization of the Soluble Domain of IncA”
    Mentor:Prof Linda Columbus, UVa Biochemistry; Topic Area: Biochemistry Samantha;
    Topic Area: Immunometabolism
  • Samantha Heitsch, 4rd Year CSS Student
    “Town Bee and Country Bee: A Tale of Colony Growth and Land Use Change”
    Mentor: Prof. T’ai Roulston, UVa Environmental Science and Blandy Experimental Farm;
    Topic Area: Ecology
  • Daniel Inyoung Lee, 3rd Year CSS Student
    "Characterizing the role of CREM as a tumor suppressor in pancreatic cancer”
    Mentor: Prof. Mazhar Adli, UVa Medical Center Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics;
    Topic Area:Epigenomics
  • Tomoya Kanno, 2nd Year CSS Student
    “De novo assembly of potential lncRNA samples relevant in Prostate Cancer cell lines and patients”
    Mentor: Prof. Anindya Dutta, UVA Medical Center Department of Biochemistry;
    Topic Area: Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
  • Richard Doty, 2nd Year CSS Student
    "Assorted Analytical Methods in MATLAB Including Spectroscopy, Image Processing, and TCSPC”
    Mentor: Prof. James Demas, UVa Chemistry;
    Topic Area: Physical Chemistry
  • Hamzah Shariff, 2nd Year CSS Student
    “The potential for tRNA-derived RNA fragments (tRFs) to regulate genes and their presence in human embryonic kidney (HEK293T) cells”
    Mentor: Prof. Anindya Dutta, UVa Medical Center Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry;
    Topic Area: MicroRNAs
  • John Costello, 2nd Year CSS Student
    “Research methods for studying OXTR methylation in behavioral epigenetics”
    Mentor: Prof. Jessica Connelly, UVa Psychology;
    Topic Area: Epigenetics
  • Drake Dixon, 3nd Year CSS Student
    “Utilizing Oxygen Sensing Boron Nanoparticles to Develop a Novel Immunometabolism Assay”
    Mentor:Prof. Rebecca Pompano, UVa Chemistry;
    Topic Area: Immunometabolism

College Science Scholars Research Symposium Fall 2015

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Left to Right:Drake Dixon, Renato Mazzei, Katherine Pardo, Hannah Kessenich, Samantha Heitsch, and Ashley Ferguson.

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College Science Scholars Research Symposium Fall 2014

October 29th, 2014, 4 - 6pm, 166 Gilmer

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Left to Right: Sarah Wyckoff, Leah Grande, Rebecca Walker, Debbie Pan, George Schwartz, and Jessica Yoo. Not pictured: Aarti Purohit.

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College Science Scholars Research Symposium Fall 2013

October 23rd, 2013, 4 - 6pm, 166 Gilmer

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College Science Scholars Research Symposium Fall 2012

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Oral Presentations

  • Joshua Pan, 3rd Year CSS Student
    “Using Pb4Br113-Luminescence to Detect Lead Concentration in Water”
    Mentor: Prof. James Demas, UVa Chemistry;
    Topic Area: Luminescence
  • Matthew Mann, 3rd Year CSS Student
    “Geology of the Rileyville Quadrangle”
    Mentor: Prof. Thomas Biggs, UVa Environmental Sciences;
    Topic Area: Geology
  • David Wu, 4th Year CSS Student
    “Regulation of the Cdt2 Oncogene in Cancer”
    Mentor: Prof. Anindya Dutta, UVa Biochemistry and Molecular
    Genetics; Topic Area: Cancer Biology
  • Nate Hirscher, 3rd Year CSS Student
    “Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticle Supported Platinum Catalyst for Oxidative Olefin Hydroarylation.”
    Mentor: Prof. T. Brent Gunnoe, UVa Chemistry;
    Topic Area: Chemistry
  • Angang Li, 4th Year CSS Student
    Numerical modeling of water flow and sea temperatures in response to heating at Bocas del Toro, Panama
    Bocas del Toro, Panama”
    Mentor: Prof. Matthew Reidenbach, UVa Environmental
    Sciences; Topic Area: Hydrology
  • Gina Kim, 4th Year CSS Student
    “Establishing transgenic Bright Yellow-2 cell lines for use in high throughput screen for parasite effectors”
    Mentor: Prof. Michael Timko, UVa Biology;
    Topic Area: Plant Biology

Poster Presentations

  • Kathryn Kingsbury, 2nd Year CSS Student
    “A Survey of Melanopsin Expression in the Mouse”
    Mentor: Prof. Ignacio Provencio, UVa Biology;
    Topic Area: Neuroscience
    Van Besien CSS Summer Award in the Biological Sciences
  • Rebecca Walker, 2nd Year CSS Student
    “Nitrogen cycling in old growth and secondary growth forests in the Mid-Atlantic”
    Mentors: Jennifer McGarbey, graduate student & Prof. Howard Epstein, UVa Environmental Sciences;
    Topic Area: Ecology
  • Adrian Mead, 2nd Year CSS Student
    “A Chandra X-ray Observation of the Galaxy Cluster Abell 3653: The Origin of Rapidly Moving BCG Galaxies”
    Mentor: Prof. Craig L. Sarazin, UVa Astronomy;
    Topic Area: Astrophysics
  • Nicholas Lee, 2nd Year CSS Student
    “The Role of H2AX in the DNA Damage Response and the Regulation of Cdt2”
    Mentor: Prof. Anindya Dutta, UVa Biochemistry and Molecular
    Genetics; Topic Area: Cancer Biology
  • Sapir Nachum, 2nd Year CSS Student
    “Signaling Underlying Wallerian Degeneration”
    Mentor: Prof. Christopher Deppmann, UVa Biology;
    Topic Area: Neuroscience

College Science Scholars Research Symposium Fall 2011

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