Found 63 projects

Poster Presentation 1

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Add to my favorites The Effects of Fetal Alcohol Exposure on Nestin Positive Neurons in the Dentate Gyrus
Presenter
  • Esmeralda Garcia, Junior, Biomedical Sciences, Heritage College McNair Scholar
Mentors
  • Melvin Simoyi, Biology, Heritage University
  • Pedro Chavarria, Environmental Science, Heritage University
Session

Add to my favorites Who Loses When High-Demand Majors are Competitive?
Presenters
  • Marlowe Lee Keller, Junior, Pre-Sciences Howard Hughes Scholar
  • Dianne Laboy, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental) Howard Hughes Scholar, Levinson Emerging Scholar, Mary Gates Scholar
  • Vera Onyekachi Okolo, Junior, Anthropology: Medical Anth & Global Hlth, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental) Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Awardee
  • Kailin Nicole Patterson, Senior, Biology (Physiology)
Mentors
  • Scott Freeman, Biology
  • Michael Pelch, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Breaking Down the Doors of Perception: Identifying Genetic Modifiers of Alzheimer’s Disease Proteins Expressed in Drosophila melanogaster Eyes
Presenters
  • Alexander Weihua (Alex) Zhu, Senior, Neurobiology
  • Valeria Aizen, Junior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor
  • Daniel Promislow, Biology, Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine
Session

Add to my favorites Genetic Sequencing of Pseudomonas fluorescens L5.1-96
Presenter
  • Tevan Curtis, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering, Pierce College
Mentor
  • Elysia Mbuja, Biology, Pierce College
Session

Add to my favorites Creating a Split Gal4 System to Drive Restricted Expression in C3da Neurons
Presenter
  • Shyam Dhiren Ajudia, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentors
  • Jay Parrish, Biology
  • Claire Williams, Biology, Molecular & Cellular Biology
Session

Add to my favorites The Adaptive Value of Delayed Hatching in Glassfrogs
Presenter
  • Juana Maria Rivera Ordonez, Senior, Environmental Science & Resource Management (Wildlife Conservation), Biology (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation)
Mentors
  • Jesse Delia, Biology
  • Karen Warkentin, Biology, Boston University
Session

Add to my favorites Gene Sequencing of Pseudomonas fluorescens L5. 1-96 to Discover Genes Associated with Wheat Take All Disease
Presenters
  • Savannah Phipps, Sophomore, Biology, Pierce College
  • Damien Puentes, Sophomore, Associates of Science, Pierce College
Mentor
  • Elysia Mbuja, Biology, Pierce College
Session

Add to my favorites Phenotypic Effects of HscA and HscB Expression on Interstrand Crosslink Resistance in Escherichia coli
Presenter
  • Jedidiah Acott, Senior, Biology, Psychology, Portland State University McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Justin Courcelle, Biology, Portland State University
Session

Add to my favorites Identifying Genetic Modifiers of Abeta and Tau Expressed in the Drosophila Nervous System
Presenter
  • Irene Cruz Talavera, Senior, Anthropology: Medical Anth & Global Hlth, Microbiology Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Daniel Promislow, Biology, Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine
Session

Add to my favorites Identifying the Supercolonizer Ability and Genetic Links of Pseudomonas fluorescens Strain L5.1-96 to Other Pseudomonas Species
Presenters
  • Eli Gonzalez-Perez, Sophomore, Biology, Pierce College
  • Vince Le Bleu, Sophomore, Chemistry, Biology, Pierce College
Mentor
  • Elysia Mbuja, Biology, Pierce College
Session

Add to my favorites Use of Blogging in Biology Class Writing Assignments to Build Community Among Undergraduate Students
Presenters
  • Ashlan Mecall Applegate, Senior, Biology (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation)
  • Philip Sina (Phil) Fallah, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
  • Daniel Carey, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
  • Muruudul (Muuduu) Otgonbold, Recent Graduate, Biology (General)
  • Elisa Aiko Cano, Recent Graduate, Biology (General)
  • Chris Nadala, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
  • Jon Woods, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor
  • Justine Liepkalns, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites ComGen Authentic Undergraduate Research Project
Presenters
  • Li (Lily) Ling, Freshman, Biology, Pierce College
  • Ran Jin, Freshman, Biology, Pierce College
Mentor
  • Elysia Mbuja, Biology, Pierce College
Session

Add to my favorites Wright Stain and Fluorescence-Based Methods in Tetrahymena thermophila for Phenotypic Analysis
Presenter
  • Maria (Rosario) del Rosario Ramirez Mata, Junior, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Heritage College McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Robert Kao, Biology, Heritage University
Session

Add to my favorites Restoration of T cells in the Epithelial Layer of the Small Intestine in Obese Mice by Diet-Induced Weight Loss
Presenter
  • Nadia Miranda, Junior, Biotechnology, Calif St University San Marcos McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Julie Jameson, Biology, California State University San Marcos
Session

Add to my favorites Effect of Touch on Insect Feeding Performance
Presenter
  • Mahad Ali Ahmed, Senior, Biochemistry
Mentor
  • Tanvi Deora, Biology
Session

Oral Presentation 1

12:30 PM to 2:15 PM

Add to my favorites Effects of Male Coercion in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) on Female Foraging Behavior
Presenter
  • Elizabeth Marina (Liz) Allyn, Senior, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Janet Mann, Biology, Georgetown University
  • Aaron Wirsing, Environmental & Forest Sciences
  • Megan Wallen, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Generate Dual-Color Bioluminescence Imaging System (BLI) to In Vivo Monitor the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Intestinal Parasite Life Cycle in Mouse Model
Presenter
  • Bailin (Lucy) Zhang, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental) Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Han-Wei Shih, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Fatty Acids Show Variability in Food Sources for Aquaculture Mussels (Mytilus spp.) across Spatial and Temporal Scales
Presenter
  • Molly K. Payne, Senior, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Alexander Lowe, Biology
  • Emily Carrington, Biological Sciences, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Session

Add to my favorites Use It or Lose It: Three Ways That Snailfishes (Liparidae) Reduce Their Skeleton in the Deep
Presenter
  • Abigail (Abby) Von Hagel, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental), Neurobiology Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Adam Summers, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, Biology
  • Stacy Farina, Friday Harbor Laboratories
  • Mackenzie Gerringer, Friday Harbor Laboratories
  • Matthew Kolmann, College of the Environment, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Session

Add to my favorites Mortality of Juvenile Manila Clams from Predation in Sand and Gravel Sediment
Presenter
  • Malise Ching Yun, Senior, Anthropology Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Megan Dethier, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Family Inequality in K-12, Early Adulthood, and Midlife
Presenter
  • Verenice Garcia, Junior, Sociology, Calif St University San Marcos McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Ray Malfavon-Borja, Biology, California State University San Marcos
Session

Poster Presentation 2

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Add to my favorites Semi-Long qPCR to Quantify 8-Oxoguanine Lesions in Maize Plastids
Presenter
  • Jerry Chen Bryan, Junior, Biology (General)
Mentors
  • Arnold Bendich, Biology
  • Delene Oldenburg, Biology, Botany
Session

Add to my favorites Investigating the Bone Microstructure of Extant Small-Bodied Mammals
Presenter
  • Henry Zenkichi Fulghum, Junior, Earth & Space Sciences (Biology) Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Gregory Wilson Mantilla, Biology
  • Lucas Weaver, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Effects of Glycogen Metabolism on Drosophila melanogaster Lifespan Under Stress
Presenters
  • Elise Hoffman, Senior, Public Health-Global Health
  • Julie Ann (JulieAnn) Uh, Junior, Pre-Sciences
Mentors
  • Daniel Promislow, Biology, Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Ben Harrison, Pathology
Session

Add to my favorites Competitive Nest Positioning in Magellanic Penguin Chicks Spheniscus magellanicus
Presenter
  • Desirae Ellen (Des) Thomaier, Senior, Biology (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation)
Mentor
  • Dee Boersma, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Adaptive Learning Quizzes Show No Impact on Student Learning
Presenters
  • Elena Kolpikova, Senior, Psychology, Biochemistry
  • Derek Chen, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental) Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Jennifer Doherty, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Determining Protein: Protein Interactions that Help dPRL-1 Function as a Tumor Suppressor in Drosophila melanogaster
Presenter
  • Samuel (Sam) Gonzalez, Junior, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Puget Sound
Mentor
  • Leslie Saucedo, Biology, University of Puget Sound
Session

Add to my favorites phyB-Mediated Resource Recycling in Brassica Rapa
Presenter
  • Lauren Houston, Senior, Biology (General)
Mentors
  • Andrej Arsovski, Biology
  • Jennifer Nemhauser, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Convergent Evolution of Wind Pollination Syndrome
Presenter
  • Samantha Rose Hartogs, Senior, Biology (General) Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Veronica Di Stilio, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Using Collateral Sensitivity to Combat Antibiotic Resistance in Escherichia coli
Presenter
  • Reilly Virginia (Reilly) Falter, Junior, Comparative Religion Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Olivia Kosterlitz, Biology
  • Benjamin Kerr, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Scent Production in Pollinated and Unpollinated Carnivorous Plants
Presenter
  • Joshua Zen Higa, Senior, Biology (General)
Mentor
  • Winnie Ho, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Characteristics of In-Class Questions Impact the Quality of Student Reasoning
Presenters
  • Edith Serna, Senior, Biology (General)
  • Melissa Clara Mallen, Junior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor
  • Jennifer Doherty, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Improving Durability and Efficiency of Tread Scales to Study Foraging Patterns of Magellanic Penguins  
Presenter
  • Anika Naima (Anika) Hidayat, Sophomore, Center for Study of Capable Youth NASA Space Grant Scholar
Mentor
  • Dee Boersma, Biology
Session

Oral Presentation 2

3:30 PM to 5:15 PM

Add to my favorites The Effect of Jet Lag on Behavioral Manifestations of Depression
Presenter
  • Tenley Anne Weil, Senior, Neurobiology
Mentors
  • Horacio de la Iglesia, Biology
  • Raymond Sanchez, Biology, University of Washington Department of Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Moths Regulate Body Attitude and Gaze to Stabilize Small- and Wide-Field Visual Cues
Presenter
  • Monica Dee (Monica) Harris, Senior, Neurobiology Mary Gates Scholar, Washington Research Foundation Fellow
Mentor
  • Tom Daniel, Biology, Neurobiology & Behavior
Session

Add to my favorites Evolution of Flower Symmetry Genes in Genus Rhododendron
Presenter
  • Ryan William Koning, Senior, Biology (General)
Mentors
  • Benjamin Hall, Biology, Genome Sciences
  • Elizabeth Ramage, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Testing the Utility of Plant Silica for Interpreting Ancient Palm Ecology and Taxonomy
Presenter
  • Claire Grant, Senior, Biology (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation) UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Caroline Stromberg, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Mapping Repressive Function of the Arabidopsis Corepressor Protein TOPLESS (TPL)
Presenter
  • Mollye Lucile Zahler, Senior, Biology (General) Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Alexander Leydon, Biology
  • Jennifer Nemhauser, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Plant Hormone Behavior in Maize and Evolutionary Conservation of Transcription Factor Function
Presenter
  • Manraj Sahota, Senior, Biochemistry Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Jennifer Nemhauser, Biology
  • Amy Lanctot, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Drawing the Line Between Success and Failure: How Environment Determines Tree Germination
Presenter
  • Cole Dean Lysgaard, Senior, Biology (Plant) Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Janneke Hillerislambers, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Intertidal Murder Mystery: The Case of the Juvenile Manila Clam
Presenter
  • Abigail Ilene Moosmiller, Junior, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Megan Dethier, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Factors Influencing Epiphyte Distributions in Temperate Rainforests 
Presenter
  • Laura (McKinley) Nevins, Senior, Biology, University of Puget Sound
Mentor
  • Carrie Woods, Biology, University of Puget Sound
Session

Poster Presentation 3

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Add to my favorites In Active Learning Environments, Student Demographics Affect Random Call Participation
Presenters
  • Derek Chen, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental) Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
  • Elena Kolpikova, Senior, Psychology, Biochemistry
Mentor
  • Jennifer Doherty, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Cannabinoid Regulation of the KCNK9 Channel During Spontaneous Activity of Hindbrain Development
Presenter
  • Nikki Kingma, Senior, Neurobiology Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Martha Bosma, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Creating a Data-Oriented System for High-Throughput Genetic Engineering of Behaviors in Hydra vulgaris
Presenter
  • Caleb Ellington, Senior, Bioengineering, Computer Science Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Josh Swore, Biology, Electrical Engineering
  • Eric Klavins, Electrical Engineering
Session

Add to my favorites The Role of Small Epidermal Patterning Family (EPF) Signal Peptide, EPFL7, in Early Stages of Arabidopsis thaliana Development
Presenter
  • Aden Isabella Kinne, Senior, Environmental Science & Resource Management, Biology (General)
Mentor
  • Keiko Torii, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Impacts of a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience on UW Introductory Biology Students
Presenters
  • Elizabeth Hazel Glenski, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental) UW Honors Program
  • Grace Elizabeth C. Dy, Senior, Biology (General)
  • Matthew Charles Sievers, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentors
  • Scott Freeman, Biology
  • Joya Mukerji, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites An Investigation into the Molecular Mechanisms Behind Plant Flowering Time in Arabidopsis thaliana
Presenter
  • Rachel Anne Lee, Senior, Biology (General)
Mentors
  • Nayoung Lee, Biology
  • Takato Imaizumi, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Using 3D Phytoliths to Reconstruct the Biogeographical History of the “Cool Season” Grasses (Pooideae, Poaceae)
Presenters
  • Kari Christine Jessett, Senior, Biology (Plant)
  • Callie Mireille Zender, Junior, Biology (Plant)
Mentors
  • Timothy Gallaher, Biology
  • Caroline Stromberg, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Introductory Physiology Students’ Conceptions of Cardiovascular Flux and Pressure Gradients
Presenters
  • Aquene Nyquist Reid, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
  • Bryan A Day, Senior, Neurobiology
Mentors
  • Jennifer Doherty, Biology
  • Emily Scott, Biology
  • Jack Cerchiara, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Effect of Cold Plasma Plume on Living Plants Tissue
Presenters
  • Erika Simburger, Fifth Year, Pre Physical Therapy, Edmonds Community College
  • Erica Toikka, Sophomore, Bioengineering, Biology, Nursing, Edmonds Community College
Mentor
  • Jonathan Miller, Biology, Edmonds Community College
Session

Add to my favorites The Role of the Auxin Insensitive IAAs in the Auxin Signaling Network
Presenter
  • Mega Okoloko, Senior, Political Science, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor
  • Alexander Leydon, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Testing a Protein Degradation System for Use during Drosophila melanogaster Spermiogenesis
Presenter
  • Adriana Perez Solorio, Senior, Biology (Physiology) Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Barbara Wakimoto, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites The Elephant in the Room: How Inadequate Care and Zoonotic Disease Undermine the Benefits of Owning Exotic Animals
Presenter
  • Taylor Jacobson, Sophomore, Community Psychology, Shoreline Community College
Mentor
  • Kira Wennstrom, Biology, Shoreline Community College
Session

Poster Presentation 4

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Add to my favorites The Connection Between Phytochrome B and Gynoecium Development in Brassica rapa
Presenter
  • Joseph Edward (Joey) Zemke, Junior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentors
  • Jennifer Nemhauser, Biology
  • Andrej Arsovski, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Do Northern Spotted Owl Population Dynamics Respond to Mast Seeding Events?
Presenter
  • Benjamin Ian Simpson, Junior, Biology (Plant)
Mentor
  • Janneke Hillerislambers, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Morphological Match Between an Orchid and its Mosquito Pollinator
Presenters
  • Sarah Melissa Trostle, Junior, Pre-Major (Arts & Sciences)
  • Joe Lim, Senior, Biology (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation)
Mentors
  • Jeffrey Riffell, Biology
  • Ryo P. Okubo, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Differential Olfactory Learning Across Mosquito Species 
Presenters
  • Erica Lee Peterson, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
  • Brian Russell Hughes, Recent Graduate,
  • Brian Michael Vickers, Senior, Biology (Physiology)
Mentors
  • Jeffrey Riffell, Biology
  • Gabriella Wolff, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Effects of Temperature and Herbivory on Photosynthesis and Performance in Lupinus latifolius Leaves
Presenter
  • Katlyn Ann (Katie) Nielsen, Senior, Biology (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation)
Mentors
  • Janneke Hillerislambers, Biology
  • Meera Sethi, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Testing the Mutualism between Sponges and their Scallop Hosts: Impacts of Different Predators on Scallop Swims to Protect their Epibiont Sponges
Presenter
  • Elliott M. Allen, Senior, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Mentor
  • Kenneth Sebens, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Investigating the Role of IAA28 and Its Influence on Organ Arrangement
Presenter
  • Jennifer R. Jones, Junior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentors
  • Jennifer Nemhauser, Biology
  • Mallorie Taylor-Teeples, Biology
  • Andrew Lemmex, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Validation of a New Tool for Non-invasive Measurements of Hormones in Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) and Coyote (Canis latrans) Scat
Presenter
  • Chomie U, Senior, Biology (General) UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Mary Gates Endowment, Biology
Session

Add to my favorites Genetic Analysis of the Regulatory Mechanism of FLOWERING LOCUS T under Matural Long-Day Conditions
Presenter
  • Nhu H. Nguyen, Junior, Pre-Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Awardee
Mentors
  • Takato Imaizumi, Biology
  • Akane Kubota, Biology
Session