Awards

2019 Awards:

In 2019, each student who presented at the Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium received a certificate of participation. All student presenters also had their abstracts included in the Journal of Abstracts. In addition, students who gave oral presentations received written feedback from two judges and were eligible for "judge's choice" awards. Students who gave poster presentations were visited by one judge, received feedback, and were also eligible for "judge's choice" awards. Judge's choice awards were limited to one per oral session and one per poster session judge.


2019 ORAL PRESENTATION JUDGES' CHOICE AWARDS

CHEMISTRY

PRIMARY PHOSPHINES: NEW SYNTHETIC METHODS AND NEW TARGETS
Bethany A. Palen, Emily J. Landgreen, and Joseph K. West (Advisor)
Department of Chemistry
Winona State University

 CELLULAR / MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

PREVENTATIVE ADMINISTRATION OF TOPICAL Δ⁹-TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL (THC) REDUCES MAST CELL ACCUMULATION AND MECHANICAL SENSITIVITY IN A MURINE MODEL OF HAPTEN-INDUCED VULVAR PAIN
Elizabeth R. Emanuel, Erica Arriaga-Gomez, and Devavani Chatterjea (Advisor)
Department of Biology
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN 

 BIOCHEMISTRY / ORANISMAL & PSYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

A NOVEL EX OVO CULTURING VESSEL DESIGNED FOR EXPERIMENTATION ON CHICKEN EMBRYO’S CHORIOALLANTOIC MEMBRANE
Nicholas Ziebell, Brooke Salo, Hannah Pavek, Maddie Hentges, and Mary Ann Yang (Advisor)
Department of Biology
Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

 


2019 POSTER SESSION JUDGE'S CHOICE AWARDS

CHARACTERIZATION OF THE TRANSMEMBRANE REGION OF A NOVEL CEFTAZIDIME RESISTANCE GENE
Rylie K. McDonell, Hongliu Wang, and Justin J. Donato (Advisor)
Department of Chemistry
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

REDUCED FUNCTION OF Citrullus lanatus (WATERMELON) GLYOXYSOMAL MALATE DEHYDROGENASE DUE TO A MUTATION AT AMINO ACID 269
Anh M. Huynh, Aaron Day, Kaylin Gerloff, Kumail Walji, and Tamara L. Mans (Advisor)
Department of Biology
North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, MN

BISPHENOL-A LEADS TO OVEREXPRESSION OF ESTROGEN RECEPTORS AND DIMINISHES PROTECTIVE CHEMOKINE RESPONSES IN A ZEBRAFISH MODEL
Luis Alvarez, Cecily Choy, Pavana Khan, Courtney Kimmell, Tamara Scott, Eliza Skoler, Gavin Young, and Debby Walser-Kuntz (Advisor)
Department of Biology
Carleton College, Northfield, MN

SEQUENCING THE GM2A GENE: IMPLICATIONS FOR LATE-ONSET TAY-SACHS
Luis R Balderrama, Wendy Vo, Elizabeth Johnson, and Jodi Goldberg (Advisor)
Department of Biology
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

DONOR ATOM AND RING SIZE EFFECTS OF PLATINUM (II) COMPLEXES WITH SULFUR CONTAINING LIGANDS
Megan E. Moberg and Daron E. Janzen (Advisor)
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

MODIFYING GLASSY CARBON ELECTRODES WITH GRAPHENE OXIDE DERIVATIVES TO CONTROL CONDUCTIVITY
Alexandra J. Schmeltzer and Gina J. Mancini-Samuelson (Advisor)
Department of Chemistry
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

NOVEL SYNTHESIS OF AN OXAZOLIDINONE ANTIMICROBIAL AGENT
Martina Golden and J. Thomas Ippoliti (Advisor)
Department of Chemistry
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

THE EFFECT OF MARINE TRAFFIC ON BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN (Tursiops truncatus) BEHAVIOR IN THE RÍA DE AROUSA IN GALICIA, SPAIN
Shannon E. Moore1,2, Séverine Methion1 (Advisor), and Bruno Díaz López1 (Advisor)
1Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI, O Grove, Spain
2Department of Biology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Daphnia AND MIXED ALGAE, PREDATION AND COMPETITION: A LOOK AT STOICHIOMETRIC MODELING
Jesse Elder, Jack Welsh, Isaac Slagel, Bruce Pell (Advisor), and Anne Walter (Advisor)
Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
St Olaf College, Northfield, MN