Summer Poster Presentations

September 13, 2021 - 12:15pm

IBA, LSAMP and Science Alliance had 17 students present at the 2021 Summer Undergraduate Poster Symposium on July 28th.  All of our student presenters did an amazing job!  

Iowa Biosciences Academy Scholars

Student PresentationJosie Bliss, Majoring in Biology 
Mentor: Maurine Neiman, PhD, Professor, Biology
Endopolyploidy in Potamopyrgus antipodarum 
Student PresentationAmanda Caraballo, Majoring in Environmental Sciences
Mentor: Heather Sander, PhD, Associate Professor, Geographical and Sustainability Sciences
Differences in Barred Owl (Strix varia) observations with land cover along an urban-rural gradient
student presentationFloyd Evans, Majoring in Microbiology
Mentor:  Jeff Murray, MD, Professor Department of Pediatrics
Utility of a Diverse Array of Covid-19 Diagnostic Tests as Tools for Combating SARS-CoV2
Student Presentation

Sofia Gomez, Majoring in Biology
Mentor: Diane Slusarski, PhD, Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology 
Zebra fish as a developmental model for heart and eye conditions in Bardet-Biedl syndrome

Student Presentation

Bryan Guevara, Majoring in Biology (Genetics and Biotechnology)
Mentor: Dao-Fu Dai, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology
Reduction of paraproteinemia caused kidney damage in murine models 

Student Presentation

Felipe Herrmann, Majoring in Psychology Brain and Sciences
Mentor: Emily Kroska, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences 
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Overview 

Student Presentation

Emily Herum, Majoring in Biochemistry
Mentor: Madeline Shea, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry 
Dysfunctions of Pathogenic Mutants of the Essential Calcium Sensor Calmodulin 

Student Presentation

Odysseus Orr, Majoring in Psychology Brain and Sciences
Mentor: Edward Wasserman, PhD, Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Beat by Beat: Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Echocardiograms by Humans and Pigeons 

Student Presentation

Cade Rahlf, Majoring in Biochemistry
Mentor: Madeline Shea, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry 
Calmodulin Binds Conserved Motifs in Fibroblast Growth Factor Homologous Factors

Student Presentation

Joshua Peterson, Majoring in Biology and Biochemistry
Mentor: Marcelo Correia, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Mice with DRP1 Depletion in Skeletal Muscle are Resistant to Age-related Weight Gain 

Science Alliance Interns

Student PresentingNicole Boodhoo, Majoring in Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurology 
The role of the 5-HT2C receptor on breathing and mortality following an induced seizure in amygdala kindled animals 
Student PresentationHannah McCumber, Majoring in Biology
Mentor: John Engelhardt, PhD, Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology
MALDI And Cystic Fibrosis
Student Presentation

Cally Tucker, Majoring in Neuroscience
Mentor: Marcelo Correia, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Mice with DRP1 Depletion in Skeletal Muscle are Resistant to Age-related Weight Gain 

UI - LSAMP Interns

Student PresentationMeghan Cantu, Majoring in Biochemistry
Mentor: Emily Kroska, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Perceived stress of the Latinx community during the COVID-19 pandemic 
Student PresentationQuinn Mattison, Majoring in Biology
Mentor: Daniel Weeks, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry
The localization and assembly of the molecular chaperone complex formed by RuvBL proteins in Xenopus laevis 
Student Presentation

Ruby Sanchez, Majoring in Biology
Mentor: Maurine Neiman, PhD, Professor, Biology
Understanding Embryo Development in Potamopyrgus antipodarum