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.

Presentations

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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College Science Scholars Research Symposium Fall 2010

October 6th, 2010, 4 - 6pm, 410 Rouss