A number of students at St. Bonaventure University presented their undergraduate research at fall conferences.
Students Samantha Terhaar, Ciara Heister, Ramya Sreeramoju and Kyra Yanusas presented a poster titled “Gene expression and regulation in food restricted mice” at the 18th Annual Penn-York Undergraduate Research Conference, held at Hilbert College.
Terhaar is a bioinformatics major from Olean; Heister is a biology major from Olean; Sreeramoju is a biology major from Irvine, Calif.; and Yanusas is a biology major from Greene, N.Y.
Grace Comely, an international studies major from Millersburg, Ohio, presented at the Penn-York conference a paper titled “Gender Equality Tainted by International Representation, the ‘Last Bastion.’”
In addition, five students gave oral or poster presentations at the Rochester Academy of Science’s (RAS) 44th Annual Fall Scientific Paper Session, which was held at St. John Fisher College Nov. 11.
Terhaar gave a talk titled “Using bioinformatics and comparative genomics to identify functional transcription factor binding sites in Mus musculus.”
Timothy Rooney, a biochemistry major from Syracuse, gave a talk at RAS titled “Targeted Mutagenesis in Drosophila using CRISPR-Cas9.”
Madilyn Wiles, a biology major from Buffalo, presented a poster on “Transcriptional Analysis of Bipolar Candidate Genes in Models of Stress Suggests a Common Role for ER stress.”
Armon Panahi, a biology major from Alpine, N.J., presented a poster on “Analyzing the Canine Genome Using RFLP’s to Locate Cancer Biomarkers.”
Andrea Yamutuale, a biology major from East Amherst, N.Y., presented a poster titled “Successful Construction of a PA1006/C-Terminal GFP Fusion Protein to Investigate Molybdenum Cofactor Biosynthesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.”
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