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BCMB Students Win Awards at the 21st EURēCA

Twenty two undergraduate students from the BCMB department participated in the 21st Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) that took place on April 17-21, 2017. The top students received ORE Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards that came with cash. Congratulation to all BCMB winners!

 ORE Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards

Gold

  • Jeremiah Holt Project: Genetic and molecular characterization of Arabidopsis thaliana eukaryotic initiation factor (eIF)2; mentor: Albrecht VonArnim
  • Emily Miller (pictured above) Project: TMM as a GPI-Anchored protein in stomatal formation; mentor Elena Shpak

 Silver

  • Madeline Davis Project: Intracellular Transport: The Role of Class XI Myosins in Organelle Movement and Root Hair Growth in Arabidopsis thaliana; mentor: Andreas Nebenfuehr

 College of Art and sciences winners

First Place, Cellular and Molecular Biology

  • Jeremiah Holt Project: Genetic and molecular characterization of Arabidopsis thaliana eukaryotic initiation factor (eIF)2; mentor: Albrecht VonArnim
  • Emily Miller Project: TMM as a GPI-Anchored protein in stomatal formation; mentor Elena Shpak
  • Avery Sukienik Project: Myosin XI Isoforms: Role in the Plant Cold Response; mentor: Andreas Nebenfuehr

 Honorable mention, Cellular and Molecular Biology

  • Clayton Nunn  Project: Sub-cellular Localization of Arabidopsis thaliana NIP2;1 Major Intrinsic Protein, and its Effects on Hypoxia Induced Survivability; mentor: Daniel Roberts
  • Nekiaya Elam Project: Virus-Induced Gene Silencing of TAT1 in Nicotiana benthamiana; mentor: Tessa Burch-Smith
  • Carloyn Ware Project: Interactions of Trehalose with Model Folate Compounds; mentor Elizabeth Howell

 Honorable mention, Neuroscience

  • Sarah Grace and Grace Lebovitz    Project: Circadian Rhythms in Matrix Metalloproteinase-2/9 Proteolytic Activity in the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus; mentor: Rebecca Prosser
  • Izabella Nicole, Nill Gomez, and Ashlee Jo Project: Tannehill Investigating fine motor behavior in female mouse model of Rett Syndrome; mentor: Keerthi Krishnan 

 

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