Undergraduate Poster Session

Published: April 6th, 2018

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To highlight the work of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s undergraduate students, the department held its first annual undergraduate poster session where the students presented the work they’ve accomplished in their area of research. 20 students representing seven labs within the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department participated in this poster event. All 20 posters were judged by faculty, postdocs and senior graduate students, and five were chosen as the top 5 posters.

In the adjacent picture, from left to right, the poster award winners are Tanqi (Jimmy) Wei, William Chmely, Alyssa Wolff and Maja Haerle. Ryan Day not pictured.

Poster Award Winners

WINNERS:

William Chmely

Graduate Student Mentor: Justin Kurian

Lab PI: Dr. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna

Title: Characterization of AAV2 Capsid Stability and Protease Activity

William Chemly
Ryan Day

Graduate Student Mentor: Melissa Hale

Lab PI: Dr. Andy Berglund

Title: Exploring the role of the inter-domain linker region in the context of synthetic Muscleblind-like 1 Proteins

 Ryan Day
Maja Haerle

Postdoc Mentor: Dr. Kaalak Reddy

Lab PI: Dr. Andy Berglund

Title: Engineering Zinc Finger Proteins to Block Transcription of Disease-causing DNA Repeat Expansions

 Maja Haerle
Tianqi (Jimmy) Wei

Graduate Student Mentor: Christopher Fields

Lab PI: Dr. Mingyi Xie

Title: Dicer Cleavage of Various 5′ Extension of Precursor MicroRNAs

 Tianqi Wei Poster
Alyssa Wolff

Graduate Student Mentor: Mam Mboge

Lab PI: Dr. Susan Frost

Title: The Effect of SLC-149 on Breast Cancer Cell Growth and Viability

 Alyssa Wolff


PARTICIPANTS:

Dominique Barral

Postdoc Mentor: Drs. Lauren Douma and Ryan Crislip

Lab PI: Dr. Michelle Gumz

Title: Assessing the Recombination Efficiency of Kidney-Specific Bmal1 Knockout Mice Using Triplex Polymeric Chain Reaction

Maclean Bassett

Graduate Student Mentor: Yong Shen

Lab PI: Dr. Jörg Bungert

Title: Identification of a novel enhancer/chromatin opening element associated with high-level gamma-globin gene expression

Julie Davila

Graduate Student Mentor: Mam Mboge

Lab PI: Dr. Susan Frost
Title: Effect of Beta-Caryophyllen on Lipid Biosynthesis in Breast Cancer Cells

Meaghan Holzworth

Graduate Student/Postdoc Mentors: Drs. Kristen Solocinski, Lauren Douma and Ryan Crislip

Lab PI: Dr. Michelle Gumz

Title: Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock: Clock Gene Expression is Altered in Sleep Apnea

Taha Huda

Graduate Student Mentor: Christopher Fields

Lab PI: Dr. Mingyi Xie

Title: Identification of miR-320 targets via CrossLinking And Sequencing of Hybrids (CLASH)

Precious Ichite

Postdoc Mentors: Drs. Lauren Douma and Ryan Crislip

Lab PI: Dr. Michelle Gumz

Title: Physiology Understanding (PhUn Week) at Norton Elementary

Keyura Katam

Graduate Student Mentor: Ryan Day (undergrad) and Melissa Hale

Lab PI: Dr. Andy Berglund

Title: Investigating the use of a Drosophila Muscleblind as a synthetic protein
therapeutic in myotonic dystrophy

Daniel Khokhar

Graduate Student Mentor: Mam Mboge

Lab PI: Dr. Susan Frost

Title: Comparing Protein Expression in Breast Cancer Cell Lines

Sarah Masten

Graduate Student/Postdoc Mentors: Drs. Kristen Solocinski, Lauren Douma and Ryan Crislip

Lab PI: Dr. Michelle Gumz

Title: Inducible Skeletal Muscle-Specific Knockout of Bmal1 Leads to Altered Expression of Critical Kidney Function Genes

Bret Miller

Postdoc Mentor: Dr. Peike Sheng

Lab PI: Dr. Mingyi Xie

Title: Infrared Dye Based Method for Northern Blot Analysis

Jennifer Moscovitch

Graduate Student Mentor: Dr. Kaalak Reddy

Lab PI: Dr. Andy Berglund

Title: Applying Small Molecules to Selectively Reduce Expanded CUG Repeats in Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1

Julia Paoli

Graduate Student Mentor: Nikea Pittman

Lab PI: Dr. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna

Title: Purification of Adeno-Associated Virus Serotype 3B for Antigenic Footprint Mapping

Read Quarles

Graduate Student Mentor: Ryan Day (undergrad) and Melissa Hale

Lab PI: Dr. Andy Berglund

Title: Synthetic proteins in the treatment of myotonic dystrophy

Paul Wassel

Graduate Student Mentor: Aishwarya Gurumurthy

Lab PI: Dr. Jörg Bungert

Title: Functional analysis of beta-globin locus control region hypersensitive site 2 (LCR HS2) associated non-coding RNA

Alan Carter

Graduate Student Mentor: Mukundan Ragavan

Lab PI: Dr. Matt Merritt

Title: Analysis of Relative 13C Istopomer Amounts using J-Resolved HSQC