The UAlbany Biology Department's 33rd Undergraduate Research Symposium was held on April 29. The general excellence of the laboratory work of the students was on display in 18 poster presentations and 16 oral presentations. Students worked in labs in Biology, the Cancer Research Center, Chemistry, Environmental Health Sciences, the RNA Institute, Psychology, and the Wadsworth Center. [Photos]
The presentations were competitive and judges gave awards for both poster and oral presentations:
Glenn L. Bumpus Award:
Michael Kuna, "Role of Wnt Non-Canonical Signaling in Germline Stem Cell Differentiation'
Giuseppe Costabile, "Determining the role of RNA structure on translation control"
Brittany Egnot,"Bioconjugated Microparticle Complexes for Use in Multiplexed Cell Signaling Assays"
Oksana Lenchenko, "Pathway to the Origin of Life: 2’-5’ linkages in the RNA Duplex"
Alexandria Sarenski, "Sex differences in calbindin-D28K expressing cells in the brains of progesterone receptor knockout mice"
Deniece Brown, "The function of the RCK/p54 prion-related domain on hepatitis C gene expression"
Evanna LeRouge, "The Investigation of DNA and RNA Structural Differences Using Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography"
Mohammad Nasrallah, "The Cell Cycle-Dependent Transcriptional Landscape of Stem cell Differentiation"