2017 Murdock Presenters

Murdock Conference Attendees

(Front row: Dr. Kevin Bartlett, Ngan Dang, Azariea Bonner-Harris, Alia Zieg, Hayley Cheyney Kane.
Middle row: Cibelle Nassif, Mariah Conley, Katelyn Eggiman, Antavea Green, Tim Liu, Dr. Ben McFarland, Lola Sosanya.
Back row: Ashton Perry, Emily Deveau, Charles Mitchell, Jack O’Hara, Shun-Je Bhark)

The 2017 conference was held Nov. 10-11, 2017 in Spokane, WA, and hosted by Whitworth College. Student presenters from SPU were:

Shun-Je Bhark. Estimating the baseline genetic diversity of an island population of Black-tailed Deer. Research mentors: Dr. Jenny Tenlen and Dr. Eric Long, Dept. of Biology.

Azariea Bonner-Harris, Antavea Green and Minh (Ngan) Dang. Human Walking Behavior at Crosswalks. Research mentor: Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler, Dept. of Biology.

Mariah Conley and Timothy Liu. The Effects of Olfaction on Maternal Recognition in Peromyscus californicus. Research mentor: Dr. Janet Bester-Meredith, Dept. of Biology.

Hayley Cheyney Kane. Blood Perfusion. Research mentor: Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler, Dept. of Biology.

Emily Deveau. Identification and Quantification of Paralytic Toxins in Shellfish. Research mentor: Dr. Karisa M. Pierce, Dept. of Chemistry.

Katelyn Eggiman. Identification and Analysis of a Highly Conserved Protein Family in the Tardigrade Hypsibius dujardini. Research mentor: Dr. Jenny Tenlen, Dept. of Biology.

Charles Mitchell. Characterization of a novel RNA tertiary interaction found in THF riboswitches. Research mentor: Dr. Wade Grabow, Dept. of Chemistry.

Cibelle Nassif. Dopamine localization by glyoxylic acid-induced histofluorescence microscopy in the marine macroalga, Ulvaria obscura. Research mentor: Dr. Richard Ridgway, Dept. of Biology.

Jack O’Hara. Coding the Split Spinach Aptamer. Research mentor: Dr. Wade Grabow, Dept. of Chemistry.

Ashton Perry. Macrophage infection assay development and the impact of IFNAR KO on Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterial load Research mentor: Dr. Kevin Urdahl, Center for Infectious Disease Research (Seattle, WA).

Oluwadamilola Sosanya. The Influence of Baby’s Position On Walking Strategies. Research mentor: Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler, Dept. of Biology.

Alia Zieg. Comparison of male and female survivorship of Columbian black-tail deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) on Blakely Island, WA. Research mentor: Dr. Eric Long, Dept. of Biology.

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