2021 SBS Undergraduate Research Symposium Schedule

Undergraduate Research Symposium Schedule - April 6th from 1:30-4:30pm

You can view a recording of the symposium here: 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium (use chapter function to choose an individual presentation). 

Session Time
Order
Presenter
Advisor/Mentor 
Project Title

Session A: 1:30-2:30pm


Moderator: Morgan Cade

1

(1:35-1:45pm)

Vanessa Reiser

Dr. David Woodman

A Kinesiological Analysis of Dancers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2

(1:45-1:55pm)

Blake Lindgren

Dr. Michael Herman

Finding Caenorhabditis Nematodes in the Under-explored Midwest

3

(1:55-2:05pm)

Eric Nelson

Dr. Michael Herman

Localization of putative membrane raft proteins involved in Caenorhabditis elegans’ immune response to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

4

(2:05-2:15pm)

Peyton Alder
1ST PLACE AWARD WINNER!

Dr. Colin Meiklejohn

Meiotic Drivers: Suppressors and Distorters in Drosophila

Session A Open Q&A (2:15-2:30pm)

Session B: 2:30-3:30pm


Moderator: Bailey McNichol

1

(2:35-2:45pm)

Joevy Sum

Dr. Sabrina Russo

Above-belowground interactions: How are plant and microbial communities structured by local environmental factors?

2

(2:45-2:55pm)

Sheridan Wilson
ALUMNI AWARD WINNER!

Dr. Sabrina Russo

Plant Diversity and Traits Along a Sandhills Prairie Gradient

3

(2:55-3:05pm)

Makayla Champoux & Anna Barent

Dr. Audrey Atkin

Bovine Milk Exosome miRNAs and Corresponding MREs are Highly Conserved and Can Lead to Human Gene Regulation

Session B Open Q&A (3:05-3:30pm)

Session C: 3:30-4:30pm


Moderator: Riley Hesterman & Kiley Beck

1

(3:35-3:45pm)

Delaney Villarreal
ALUMNI AWARD WINNER!

Dr. Luwen Zhang

Protein Related to Alzheimer's Disease Plays a Role in Zika Virus Infection

2

(3:45-3:55pm)

Freddy Gonzalez
2ND PLACE AWARD WINNER!

Dr. Clayton Cressler

Assembly and identification of novel viruses in the Daphnia magna microbiota

3

(3:55-4:05pm)

Phoebe Pena

Dr. Charles Wood

High prevalence of pre-existing serological cross-reactivity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) in sub-Saharan Africa

Session C Open Q&A (4:05-4:30pm)

Closing Reception 4:30-5:00pm 

 

Award Winners will be announced on April 8th at 4:30pm following the SBS Alumni Seminar