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2014 ACES Awards in Biology

Biology had a remarkable showing at ACES yesterday and it is reflected in the awards! Our undergraduates did extremely well, including 3 awards for the Undergraduate Math Biology (UTTER) program.

A big THANK YOU to all of you that participated in reviewing abstracts, judging presentations (including many of our grad students), and most importantly those that encourage and mentor students to participate in this event.

See you next year!

2014 AWARDS IN BIOLOGY

Undergraduate Sustainability Award ($250)
Name: Luis Velazquez (Biology)
Title: IDENTIFYING NOVEL CELLULASE AND XYLANASE ACTIVITIES THROUGH SCREENING OF A FOSMID LIBRARY FROM A TERMITE ASSOCIATED VERRUCOMICROBIUM
Faculty Mentor: Jorge Rodrigues

Graduate Afternoon Oral Presentation
Provost's Award ($200)
Name: Matthew Steffenson (Biology)
Title: Starvation and its effects on wolf spider (Tigrosa helluo) fitness
Faculty Mentor: Laura Mydlarz

Undergraduate Poster Presentation
Provost's Poster Award ($100)
Name: Mouhamed Nashawi (Biology)
Title: Influence of Nutrient Concentration on EPS Production and Biofilm Growth
Faculty Mentor: Hristo Kojouharov

Dean's Poster Award ($50)
Name: Yashaswini (Winnie) Nagarajan (Biology)
Title: A Combination of Biological and Analytical Methods to Pursue Elusive Medicinal Compounds from Natural Products
Faculty Mentor: Kevin A. Schug

Honorable Mention ($25)
Name: Laila Khan (Biology)
Title: Lingering effects of Multiple Concussions on ImPACT and Sensory Organization Test
Faculty Mentor: Jacob Resch

Honorable Mention ($25)
Name: Sylvia Loh (Biology)
Title: Microfluidics: An innovative way to assess cancer metastasis
Faculty Mentor: Jung-Chih Chiao

Undergraduate Morning Oral Presentation
President's Award ($200)
Name: Emmanuel Fordjour (Biology)
Title: In Vitro Activity of Paired Antibiotic Combinations against Clostridium difficile
Faculty Mentor: Julian G. Hurdle

Dean's Award ($50)
Name: Matthew Le (Biology)
Title: LIMITING NEUROMA FORMATION AND NEUROPATHIC PAIN AFTER PERIPHERAL NERVE INJURY USING A MULTI-LUMINAL CONDUIT IMPLANT
Faculty Mentor: Mario Romero-Ortega

Undergraduate Afternoon Oral Presentation
Dean's Award ($50)
Name: Samuel Frickle (Biology)
Title: Effects of Population Density on the Spread of Disease
Faculty Mentor: Kribs Zaleta

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