WKU REGIONAL CAMPUSES
WKU Department of Biology 1st Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium
|Date: Tuesday, February 19th, 2013||Return|
The WKU Biology Department and Graduate Program Committee are excited to announce the First Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. Thesis MS students who anticipate graduating during spring or summer 2013 will present overviews of their research projects to the faculty, staff, and fellow students. The purpose of the symposium is to showcase the exciting research being done by biology graduate students, and to give previews of upcoming thesis defense topics.
Each seminar will be a brief thesis project overview (ca. 7 minutes) that will include an introduction/objectives, methods, results, and discussion/implications of the work. Student presenters will field audience questions at the end of the symposium.
Student presenters, their Advisor, and project titles are listed below (in alphabetical order):
Molly DuVall (Dr. Stokes) - An examination of the abundance and diversity of wildlife entering farmlands in Southern Africa, and the effectiveness of a novel 'scarecrow' device at deterring crop raiding behavior
Jacob Fose (Dr. Lienesch) - Reproductive interference by yellow bass and hybrid striped bass on native white bass in Barren River Lake
Julia Freeman (Dr. Rice) - Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms linked to Essential Hypertension in Kasigau, Kenya
Gillian Jones (Dr. Srivastava) - Understanding the effects of Lunasin overexpression on normal development and tumor progression in Drosophila melanogaster
David Kem (Dr. Meier) - The Effects of Fire on the Vernal Herbs of an Eastern Mesic Forest
Emily McIntire (Dr. Schulte) - Evaluating Personality and Leadership in African Elephants (Loxodonta africana)
Chandra Pranav (Dr. Sharma) - Effect of Coconut Oil on ulcerative colitis in the mouse model
Amanda Seaton (Dr. King) - Defining the requirements for bacteriophage HK639 early gene expression
Shawn Smiley (Dr. Doerner) - Genome Assembly and Syntenic Analysis of Clostridium scatologenes ATCC 25775
Kevin Tewell (Dr. Johnson) - Landscape genetics of marbled salamanders at Mammoth Cave National Park
over 16,000 GIS professionals, educators, and users from over 120 countries attend the world’s largest conference in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This conference was hosted by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) in San Diego, CA.
The WKU Meteorology Program is hosting more than 20 students from 10 states and Puerto Rico this week (July 17-21) for its fifth annual weather camp.
Audrey Alexander, a senior in Western Kentucky University’s CHNGES program, participated in the 3rd annual Iceland Faculty-Led Study abroad course focusing on the realities and perspectives of climate change in Iceland.
Get a glimpse of some of the beautiful photos featured in his book.
Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,