Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium/Annual Meeting

85th Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium & 31st MAS Annual Meeting
Saturday, April 21, 2018
University of St. Thomas
Registration will open in February 2018

Results of 2017 Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium at Macalester College  

Keynote speaker: Dr. Mary Montgomery, Associate Professor and Chair of the Biology Department at Macalester College, gave a talk on gene editing. Professor Montgomery studies regulation of gene expression, specifically the mechanisms underlying a form of gene silencing called RNA interference. She is starting a new research project using the genome editing tool Cas9 to study regulation of maternally expressed genes in the genetic model organism C. elegans and other closely-related nematodes. Professor Montgomery is also a Health Professions advisor. 

Courses: Genetics, Developmental Biology, Research in Molecular Biology, Clinical Genetics, Senior Seminar. Research: Animal development, molecular genetics, evolution of developmental mechanisms. BA: Immaculata College (Biology). PhD: University of Southern California (Biological Sciences). Post-doc: Carnegie Institution of Washington, Embryology Department.

TO BE UPDATED for 2018

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What Is It?

The Annual Meeting & Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium prepares undergraduate students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing a forum for students to showcase their scientific research, receive comments from professional scientists and peers, and network with professionals in the fields they aspire to enter.

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Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!


     Macalester College Biology Department

     Macalester College Chemistry Department


                   University of St. Thomas Biology Department



Hamline University Department of Chemistry





University of Minnesota Chemistry

University of Minnesota Physics and Astronomy

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology








St Olaf College Department of Economics

St Olaf Natural Sciences and Math


Anonymous donation in memory of
former Minnesota Academy of Science Executive Director
M. I. (Buzz) Harrigan



Natural and Behavioral Sciences 



Biological Sciences






Department of Chemistry