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Undergraduate Students to Present Research Projects

Friday, November 30, 2018

LAWRENCE — This week, the University of Kansas will host its first Fall Undergraduate Research Poster Session. Thirty students will present their research from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The poster session is sponsored by KU’s Center for Undergraduate Research, and the public is invited to attend.

“We’re excited to be able to offer an opportunity for students to present their research at the end of the fall semester,” said Alison Olcott, director of the Center for Undergraduate Research.  “Students have been working hard on their research projects both inside and outside the classroom, and this event will give them an opportunity to share what they have learned.”

Students who will present their work are listed below, along with their project title and research mentor:

Bailey Anstey, “FoxO's Influence on the Hydra Microbiome,” mentored by Jennifer Hueston, director of laboratories in the Department of Undergraduate Biology.

Reed Boohar, “Expression of Tlx during Medusa Transition in Aurelia sp.,” mentored by Paulyn Cartwright, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology.

Kali Boydston, “Early Language Development and Locomotor Skills,” mentored by Brenda Salley, assistant professor of pediatrics.

Kirstie Camp, “Transgender Stereotype Content,” mentored by Anna Pope, lecturer in the Department of Psychology.

Crystal Carrillo, “The Effect of RUNX Inhibition Nematocyst Regeneration in Adult Nematostella,” mentored by Paulyn Cartwright, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology.

Emily Casteen, “Do Sex, Age, and Geographic Region Predict Summer Seasonal Depression?,” mentored by Stephen Ilardi, associate professor of psychology.

Mac Chaney, “Why El Cantar de Mio Cid is Spanish,” mentored by Isidro Rivera, associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese.

Lynn Cucurella, “The Effect of RUNX inhibition Nematocyst Regeneration in Adult Nematostella,” mentored by Paulyn Cartwright, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology.

Benjamin Deatherage, “The Lasting Effects of Convivencia on Salamanca and Toledo during the Invasion and Reconquest of Spain,” mentored by Isidro Rivera, associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese.

Hannah DePriest, “Music and Mindfulness for Musicians: Outcomes from a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE),” mentored by Abbey Dvorak, assisant professor of music education and music therapy.

Gabrielle Doue, “El Pícaro and the Representation of Marginalized People in 16th Century Spain,” mentored by Isidro Rivera, associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese.

Natalie Eppler, “Identification of Genes Contributing to Antimicrobial Activity Produced by the Bacterium Burkholderia thailandensis n425e272,” mentored by Josephine Chandler, assistant professor of molecular biosciences.

Erica Flores, “Affective Changes and the Implementation of Exercise Protocols in a Depressed Population,” mentored by Stephen Ilardi, associate professor of psychology.

Rachel Gaylor, “Music and Mindfulness for Musicians: Outcomes from a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE),” mentored by Abbey Dvorak, assisant professor of music education and music therapy.

Trevor Lies, “The Effect of Construal Level on Perceptions of a School Shooter,” mentored by Monica Biernat, professor of psychology.

Rony Villeda Lopez, “Phillip II and the Transfer of the Court,” mentored by Isidro Rivera, associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese.

Dominique Milsap, “The Portrayal of Women in Spanish Golden Age Theatre,” mentored by Isidro Rivera, associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese.

Mónica Carvajal Regidor, “Music and Mindfulness for Musicians: Outcomes from a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE),” Abbey Dvorak, assisant professor of music education and music therapy.

Matt Schnell, “Reformative Thought and Humanism at the University of Salamanca,” mentored by Isidro Rivera, associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese.

Jordan Serati, “Queen Isabel of Castile & Her Role in Redefining the Feminine Identity,” mentored by Isidro Rivera, associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese.

Christian Sheppard, “Expression of Tlx during Medusa Transition in Aurelia sp.,” mentored by Paulyn Cartwright, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology.

Dania Shoaib, “Genetic and Cell Biological Analysis of Eight Possible Alleles of Mcr in Drosophila,” mentored by Rob Ward, associate professor of molecular biosciences.

Colby Spiess, “Overexpression of the RNA Binding Protein HuR Promotes Chemoresistance to mTOR Pathway Inhibitors in Colorectal Cancer Cells,” mentored by Dan Dixon, associate professor of molecular biosciences.

Carrie Sutherland, “Transgender Stereotype Content,” mentored by Anna Pope, lecturer in the Department of Psychology.

Marissa Ventrelli, “The Catholic Monarchs and Spanish Exploration,” mentored by Isidro Rivera, associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese.

Adam Ware, “Analysis of the Cultural Factors that led Spain to Attack England in 1588,” mentored by Isidro Rivera, associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese.

Ashley Worley, “Transgender Stereotype Content,” mentored by Anna Pope, lecturer in the Department of Psychology.


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