Undergraduates do great things at the Denman Research Forum

March 22, 2019
Denman Forum

This year’s Denman Undergraduate Research forum was held on February 20th. Several students from the Molecular Genetics major and from Molecular Genetics Departments won awards for their outstanding achievements:

1st place in Towards Precision Cancer Medicine
Cara Dauch (Toland Lab) “KMT2D Impact on Metastasis Phenotypes in Squamous Cell Carcinoma”

3rd place in Towards Precision Cancer Medicine
Marie Fort (Christin Burd lab) “Differential Effects of NRasQ61 Mutations on Melanoma”

3rd place in Emerging Human Infections
Dale Lingo, (Osmani lab) “Investigation of the Physiological Changes Occurring During Biofilm Formation in the Filamentous Fungus Aspergillus nidulans”

1st place in Innovations in Health Sciences
Aubrey Rose (Weisleder lab) “Multiple Poloxamers Improve Membrane Repair Capacity in a Mouse model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy”

2nd place in Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Aastha Dhakal (Christin Burd lab) “Defining NRAS Signaling Pathways Essential for Melanoma Formation”

3rd place in Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Jack Fioretti (Park lab) “Characterization of Potential Targets of the Rho5 GTPase Involved in Cell Death Under Stress”

The department would like to recognize all the other students from the Molecular Genetics major and from Molecular Genetics labs who took part in the 2018 Denman:

Emily McCormic (Hollick lab) “Mapping and Characterization of the Required to Maintain Repression 10 Locus Affecting Paramutation”

Chenxi Yuan (Dawes lab) “Molecular Factors Involved in C elegans Pronuclear Complex Centration and Rotation Force Generation”

Shivani Patel (Dawes lab) “Using a Computational Model to Visualize Gene Activity between Species”