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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
WKU Biologist Nancy Rice will be talking about “The Magic, Mystery and Misfortune of Modern Kenya” in WKU Libraries’ Far Away Places series on Thursday, February 22 at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Drakes Creek Middle School Library was recognized on Thursday, January 25 for being this year’s winner for the School Library Grant sponsored by the Friends of WKU Libraries.
Twenty-five undergraduate and graduate students from the Ogden College of Science & Engineering earned honors at the research competition held during the Kentucky Academy of Science's annual meeting in November.
Students, faculty, and staff from the Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) and Department of Geography & Geology recently attended national conferences in Arkansas and Washington state.
Shelby Bandel, a graduate student in Psychological Sciences at WKU, is a recipient of a 2017 Graduate Research Scholarship from the American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology.
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