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Undergraduate Travel Awards 2014-2015

Fall 2014

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Anastas, Vollter – Anterior-Posterior Neural Axis Plasticity in Xenopus laevis, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 11/15-19/2014, Washington D.C
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Banks, Dallas – Pseudophosphatase MK-STYX regulates RhoA signaling, and enhances branching in PC12 cells, The American Society for Cell Biology 2014 Meeting, 12/06-10/2014, Philadelphia, PA
(Mentor: Dr. Shanta Hinton, Biology)

Gao, Christine – The Calcium Kit: Tools for the in-vivo sensing and manipulation of calcium, iGEM 2014 Giant Jamboree, 10/30 - 11/03/2014, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Golino, Caroline – The Calcium Kit: Tools for the in-vivo sensing and manipulation of calcium, iGEM 2014 Giant Jamboree, 10/30 - 11/03/2014, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

HALLERAN, ANDREW – The Calcium Kit: Tools for the in-vivo sensing and manipulation of calcium, iGEM 2014 Giant Jamboree, 10/30 - 11/03/2014, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

JACOBS, TAYLOR – The Calcium Kit: Tools for the in-vivo sensing and manipulation of calcium, iGEM 2014 Giant Jamboree, 10/30 - 11/04/2014, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

LEFEW, MICHAEL – The Calcium Kit: Tools for the in-vivo sensing and manipulation of calcium, iGEM 2014 Giant Jamboree, 10/30 - 11/03/2014, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Sehdev, Morgan – Society for Neuroscience Exploration, Society For Neuroscience Annual Conference, 11/15-19/2014, Washington, D.C.
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Tocheny, Claire – Compensation during neural development following Notch signaling perturbation in X. laevis, Society for Neuroscience, 11/15-19/2014, Washington D.C.
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

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Undergraduate Travel Awards 2013-2014

Spring 2014

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Sillcox, Rachel – Assessing Mu Rhythm in Spinal Cord Injury Patients, North Carolina Cognition Group, 03/29/2014, Duke University
(Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Stevens, Neuroscience)

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Undergraduate Travel Awards 2013-2014

Fall 2013

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McFarland, Alexander – The Role of Pseudophosphatase MK-STYX in the eIF2alpha Signaling Pathway, The American Society for Cell Biology, 12/14-18/2013, New Orleans, Louisiana
(Mentor: Dr. Shanta Hinton, Biology)

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Undergraduate Travel Awards 2012-2013

Summer 2013

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Cooper, Vivian – The expression of the adhesin SabA in Helicobacter pylori is affected by transcriptional phase variation as well as ArsR repression, 113th General Meeting American Society for Microbiology, 05/18-21/2013, Denver, Colorado
(Mentor: Dr. Mark Forsyth, Biology)

Herbst, Wendy – The role of calcium activity in neuronal phenotype specification., 72nd Annual Meeting/17th International Congress of Developmental Biology, 06/16-20/2013, Cancun, Mexico
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Murray, Jessica – THE EFFECT OF METHYLMERCURY ON NEURAL GENE EXPRESSION IN ZEBRA FINCH DEVELOPMENT, 72nd Annual Meeting/17th International Congress of Developmental Biology, 06/16-20/2013, Cancun, Mexico
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Peterson, Jackson – Localization Dynamics of SPE-6, a Sperm-Specific CK1 in C. elegans., 19th International C. elegans Meeting, 06/26-30/2013, University of California Los Angeles
(Mentor: Dr. Diane Shakes, Biology)

Rabe, Brian – The Effect of Calcium Activity Perturbation on Gene Expression in the Developing Nervous System of Xenopus., 72nd Annual Meeting/17th International Congress of Developmental Biology, 06/15-21/2013, Cancun, Mexico
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Schleifer, Lindsay – How Neural Cells Acquire an Identity: Role of Calcium Signaling and Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels in Neuronal Phenotype Specification, 72nd Annual Meeting/17th International Congress of Developmental Biology, 06/16-20/2013, Cancun, Mexico
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Winter, Ethan – Investigating the Cellular Mechanisms of Skewed Sex Ratios in Non-C. elegans Nematodes, 19th International C. elegans Meeting, 06/26-30/2013, University of California - Los Angeles
(Mentor: Dr. Diane Shakes, Biology)

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Undergraduate Travel Awards 2012-2013

Spring 2013

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Blackburn, Holly – Maternal effects on cloning frequency, larval development, and juvenile size in the sea star Asterias forbesi, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, 01/03-07/2013, San Francisco, CA
(Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Allen, Biology)

Nelson, Hallie – Characterization of thyroid hormone receptor export pathways, ASBMB Annual Meeting, 04/20-24/2013, Boston
(Mentor: Dr. Lizabeth Allison, Biology)

Smithson, Mark – Size related differences in the performance of the green urchin,Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, 42nd Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, 03/20-24/2013, Savannah, Georgia
(Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Allen, Biology)

Ziegler, Shelby – Developmental responses to multiple environmental stressors in echinoid echinoderms, 42nd Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, 03/20-24/2013, Savannah, Georgia
(Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Allen, Biology)

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Undergraduate Travel Awards 2012-2013

Fall 2012

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Aralere, Tejas – Investigating the role of cell cycle dynamics on neurotransmitter phenotype specification in Xenopus laevis using a 5-ethynyl-2’-deoxyuridine (EdU) proliferation assay, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 10/13-17/2012, New Orleans, LA
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Driessnack, Gloria – Investigating the Effect of SUMO-Dependent Degradation on mHtt Toxicity and Aggregation, American Society for Cell Biology Annual meeting, 12/15-19/2012, San Francisco, CA
(Mentor: Dr. Oliver Kerscher, Biology)

Hardcastle, Kiah – A Population Activity Model of Cortico-Striatal Circuitry Underlying Behavioral Inhibition in Rats, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 10/13-17/2012, New Orleans, LA
(Mentor: Dr. Gregory Smith, Applied Science)

Herbst, Wendy – The Role of Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels in Neuronal Phenotype Specification, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 10/13-17/2012, New Orleans, LA
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

McDonough, Molly – Characterizing secondary neurogenesis and responses to perturbations of Notch signaling in X. laevis, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 10/12-17/2012, New Orleans, LA
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Murray, Jessica – The effect of mercury on neural gene expression during early zebra finch development, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 10/13-17/2012, New Orleans, LA
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Rabe, Brian – The role of GABA signaling and calcium activity in the developing nervous system of Xenopus, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 10/12-16/2012, New Orleans, LA
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Szymanski, Eva – Yeast STUbL Slx5/Slx8 functionally interacts with SUMO ligase Siz1, American Society for Cell Biology Annual meeting, 12/15-19/2012, San Francisco, CA
(Mentor: Dr. Oliver Kerscher, Biology)

Wolfe, Elizabeth – Effects of acute nicotine on delay discounting in rats, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 10/13-16/2012, New Orleans, LA
(Mentor: Dr. Joshua Burk, Neuroscience)

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Undergraduate Travel Awards 2011-2012

Summer 2012

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Allen, Chelsea – Relationship between Calcium Activity, Neurotransmitter Phenotype, and Expression of the Transcription Factor Ptf1a in the Developing Xenopus laevis Retina, Society of Developmental Biology 71st Annual Meeting, 07/19-23/2012, Montreal, Canada
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Brahe, Catherine – Functional Characterization of the Upstream Regulatory Regions of XMSR, a Gene Involved in Vascular and Neural Development , Society for Developmental Biology 71st Annual Meeting, 07/19-23/2012, Montreal, Canada
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Kaugars, Katherine – Heritable Within-Population Variation in the Number of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Neurons, Society for Behavioral Neuroscience, 06/15-18/2012, Madison, WI
(Mentor: Dr. Paul Heideman, Biology)

McDonough, Molly – The role of Notch signaling in neurotransmitter phenotype specification and secondary neurogenesis in X. laevis, Society for Developmental Biology's Annual Meeting, 07/19-23/2012, Montreal, Canada
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Rabe, Brian – The Characterization of GABAA a and GABAB Receptor Subunits and the Role of Calcium Activity in the Developing Nervous System of Xenopus, 71st Annual Society for Developmental Biology Meeting, 07/19-23/2012, Montreal, Canada
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Rehain, Kathryn – Exploring novel features of gametogenesis within a non-C. elegans clade., C. elegans Development, Cell Biology & Gene Expression Meeting, 06/07-10/2012, University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin
(Mentor: Dr. Diane Shakes, Biology)

Schleifer, Lindsay – How Neural Cells Acquire an Identity: Role of Calcium Signaling and Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels in Neurotransmitter Phenotype Specification, Society for Developmental Biology 71st Annual Meeting, 07/19-23/2012, Montreal, Canada (Hilton Bonaventure Hotel)
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

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Undergraduate Travel Awards 2011-2012

Spring 2012

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Blackburn, Holly – The effect of maternal investment on rates of cloning in A. forbesi, Benthic Ecology Meeting, 03/21-24/2012, Norfolk, VA
(Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Allen, Biology)

Fidler, Ashley – BMP regulation of germline stem cell development during Drosophila testis formation, The 53rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, 03/07-11/2012, Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago , Illinois
(Mentor: Dr. Matthew Wawersik, Biology)

Hoffman, Rebecka – Effects of exercise training duration on SIRT1 and eNOS expression in rat aortas, Experimental Biology, 04/21-25/2012, San Diego, California
(Mentor: Dr. Brennan Harris, Kinesiology)

Lin, Andrea – Jak-STAT Regulation of Drosophila Germ Cell Sex Determination, 53rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, 03/07-11/2012, Chicago, Illinois
(Mentor: Dr. Matthew Wawersik, Biology)

Salyers, Jordan – Adventures in juvenile sea urchin ecology, Benthic Ecology Meeting, 03/21-24/2012, Norfolk, VA
(Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Allen, Biology)

Servidio, Lia – ROLE OF SIRT1 IN RESISTANCE EXERCISE-INDUCED CHANGES IN VASCULAR FUNCTION, Experimental Biology, 04/20-25/2012, San Diego
(Mentor: Dr. Brennan Harris, Kinesiology)

Tamir, TIGIST – Jak-STAT regulation of Drosophila germ cell sex determination, 53rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, 03/07-11/2012, Chicago, IL.
(Mentor: Dr. Matthew Wawersik, Biology)

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Undergraduate Travel Awards 2011-2012

Fall 2011

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Giovanetti, Simone – Life History Trade-offs Between Growth and Reproduction in Wild Yeast, Southeastern Population Ecology & Evolutionary Genetics Meeting, 10/21-22/2011, Reidsville, North Carolina
(Mentor: Dr. Helen Murphy, Biology)

Hayden, Mark – Neonatal mercury, hippocampus-dependent learning and anxiety in a rat model, International Society for Developmental Psychobiology Annual Meeting, 11/09-12/2011, Washington, DC
(Mentor: Dr. Pamela Hunt, Psychology)

McDonough, Molly – Compensatory gene expression following perturbations of Notch signaling in Xenopus laevis, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 11/12-16/2011, Washington, DC
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Reding, Luke – Does sexual selection drive extinction and speciation processes in yeast?, 37th Annual Southeastern Population Ecology & Evolutionary Genetics Meeting, 10/21-23/2011, Reidsville, North Carolina
(Mentor: Dr. Helen Murphy, Biology)

Schwab, Daniel – Maternal size effects on reproduction and development in the mud snail, Ilyanassa obsoleta, SICB Annual Meeting 2012, 01/03-07/2012, Charleston, SC
(Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Allen, Biology)

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Undergraduate Travel Awards 2010-2011

Summer 2011

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Chalphin, Alexander – The Functional Characterization of GAD67 in Xenopus laevis, Society for Developmental Biology Regional Meeting, 06/03-05/2011, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Lewis, Brittany – Correlating calcium activity with neurotransmitter phenotype and expression of voltage-gated calcium channels in Xenopus, The 2011 Mid-Atlantic SDB Meeting, 06/03-05/2011, Philadelphia, PA
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

McDonough, Molly – THE EFFECTS OF PERTURBING COMPONENTS OF NOTCH SIGNALING ON NEUROTRANSMITTER PHENOTYPE SPECIFICATION IN X. LAEVIS, Mid-Atlantic Society for Developmental Biology Annual Meeting, 06/03-05/2011, University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Nagarkar, Maitreyi – THE EFFECTS OF METHYLMERCURY EXPOSURE ON NEURAL DEVELOPMENT IN XENOPUS LAEVIS , 2011 Midatlantic SDB meeting, 06/03-05/2011, Philadelphia
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Nagarkar, Maitreyi – The Effects of Methylmercury Exposure on Neural Gene Expression in Xenopus laevis, The 10th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP), 07/24-29/2011, Halifax, Nova Scotia
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Olsen, Nina – THE EFFECTS OF METHYLMERCURY EXPOSURE ON NEURAL GENE EXPRESSION IN Xenopus laevis., 2011 Midatlantic SDB meeting, 06/03-05/2011, Philadelphia
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

Olsen, Nina – The Effects of Methylmercury Exposure on Neural Gene Expression In Xenopus laevis, The 10th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP), 07/24-29/2011, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
(Mentor: Dr. Margaret Saha, Biology)

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Undergraduate Travel Awards 2010-2011

Spring 2011

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Blitzer, David – Affective Response And Pain Measurement Correlations In A 500 Mile Pilgrimage: El Camino De Santiago, ACSM Annual Conference , 05/31 - 06/04/2011, Denver, Colorado
(Mentor: Dr. Brennan Harris, Kinesiology)

Reed, David – Changes in Size and Morphology in Venericardia (Bivalvia: Carditidae) throughout the Early Cenozoic of the U.S. Coastal Plain, 2011 GSA Southeastern Section Meeting, 03/23-25/2011, Wilmington, NC
(Mentor: Dr. Rowan Lockwood, Geology)

Sclafani, Judi – A Morphological and Phylogenetic Examination of the Miocene and Pliocene Bivalve Genus Chesapecten, Geological Society of America Southeastern Section Meeting, 03/23-25/2011, Wilmington, NC
(Mentor: Dr. Rowan Lockwood, Geology)

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Undergraduate Travel Awards 2010-2011

Fall 2010

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Armstrong, Frances – Environmentally induced twinning in Echinoderm embryos and its effects on larval development, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Conference, 01/03-07/2011, Salt Lake City, UT
(Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Allen, Biology)

Easterling, Katy – Centrally administered orexin A attenuates visual distracter-related deficits in rats, Society for Neuroscience 40th Annual Meeting, 11/13-17/2010, San Diego, CA
(Mentor: Dr. Joshua Burk, Psychology)

Schwab, Daniel – The effect of maternal size on egg deposition in the mud snail, Ilyanassa obsoleta, SICB Annual Meeting 2011, 01/03-07/2011, Salt Lake City, Utah
(Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Allen, Biology)

White, Connor – The effect of egg capsule clustering on embryonic survival in the dogwhelk Nucella lapillus. , Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting, 01/03-07/2011, Salt Lake City, Utah
(Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Allen, Biology)

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