Murdock College Science Research Conference

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The Murdock College Science Research Conference features undergraduate research from universities around the Pacific Northwest. It is a great opportunity for you to learn from other student-researchers. The annual conference typically brings together over 300 students from 30+ colleges and universities around the Pacific Northwest.

Hosted annually each fall by different participating institutions, the Murdock Conference focuses on sharing and advancing new knowledge in the natural sciences that has been created or discovered through collaborative faculty-student research.

2020 Murdock Conference Attendees

The 2020 conference will be held virtually Nov. 6-7, 2020, and co-hosted by Reed College. Due to the online format of the conference, participating institutions were limited to three student poster presenters. Congratulations to the following students, who will represent SPU!

Colton Smith. Influence of the pig-tailed macaque vaginal microbiome on susceptibility to Mycoplasma genitalium infection. Research advisor: Dr. Gwen Wood, University of Washington.

Suzanne Stafford. Mycoplasma genitalium evades antibody binding by slowing antigen association kinetics.. Research advisor: Dr. Ben McFarlnd, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Angie Vazquez. Murine Herpesvirus 68 (MHV-68) Infected Cells Require Glutamine for Effective Viral Production Research advisor: Dr. Tracie Delgado. Dept. of Biology.

Erickson Conference

Erickson Undergraduate Research Conference

The annual Erickson Conference showcases the outstanding research contributions our students are making in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, and Mathematics.