bioscience day 2018 poster winners


Agriculture, Food, and Nutritional Sciences 

Chaitra Surugihalli, Animal Sciences doctoral student, Adaptation of hepatic mitochondrial metabolism and lipogenesis during embryonic to post-hatch transition in chicken


Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecology & Evolution/ Environmental Science

Anshuman Swain, Biological Sciences doctoral student, Mathematical model of the Warburg effect:Effects of cell size, shape and substrate availability on growth and metabolism in bacteria

Brenna Friday, Biological Sciences: Ecology & Evolution, Replacement of a Foundation Species in the Lower Intertidal



Jackie Liu, Biochemistry and Women’s Studies, Unlocking the Hidden Defense Mechanisms of Flaviviruses


Bioengineering - Biomaterials and Nanoscience/Nanotechnology  

Chris Kuffner, Bioengineering, PETNET: Advancing Solutions for PET Bioremediation


Education/Curricular Innovation 

Alleigh Keyes, Biological Sciences: General Biology and Communication, and Darrah Speis, Biological Sciences: General Biology and Psychology, ULA Review Sessions - Peer to Peer Learning - Fall 2018

Family, Community and Public Health

Vivek Ravichandran, Public Health Science, Assessment of Traffic-Related Air Pollution (TRAP) in Langley Park, Maryland


Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Proteomics 

Reynold Yu, Biological Sciences doctoral student, Progerin expression leads to splicing mis-regulation

Eliana Herman, Biological Sciences: Cell Biology & Genetics, Conservation of Intron Positions between Marsilea vestita and Azolla filiculoides


Microbiology and Immunology 

Jurriaan van Haaren, Biological Sciences doctoral student, Repair of plasma membrane wounds caused by BCR-antigen interaction is mediated by lysosomal exocytosis and promotes B cell activation


Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology 

Rini Pek, Biological Sciences doctoral student, Dissecting the Genetic Role of HRG1 in Mammalian Heme Transport

Lyra Morina, Biological Sciences: Cell Biology & Genetics and Economics, Characterizing Cytoplasmic Incompatibility induced by Wolbachia Prophage Insertions in Culex pipiens Complex Mosquitoes


Neuroscience and Cognitive Science

Justin Buck, Biological Sciences: Cell Biology & Genetics and Psychology, Mapping the Mouse Brain: An Investigation of Dopamine Circuitry