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17th Annual Gene F. Lata Undergraduate Research Symposium

(The Department is grateful that several members of the Lata family were able to attend the symposium.  This includes Paul and Matthew Lata (shown in image), Laurie Lata, and Cathy Manka)

Nine students presented at this year’s virtual Undergraduate Honors Program. This year marks the seventeenth year of the Gene F. Lata Undergraduate Research Symposium.

The speakers this year were:

GEOFFREY COLLINSA multifaceted approach to understanding the role of the 7SK snRNP in transcription regulation, Mentor: David Price
DANIEL CONWAY Using protein structure predictions to identify new integral membrane proteins in E. coli, Mentor: Adrian Elcock
MIKAYLA EPPERTStudy of Long-Range Resection in Meiotic Homologous Recombination, Mentor: Sarit Smolikove
BENJAMIN GRIMMAP-2α Drives Melanoma Metastasis, Mentor: Ronald Weigel
RENATO JENSENMetabolic Phenotyping of Mice with Skeletal Muscle-specific DRP1 Deficiency, Mentor: E. Dale Abel
Analysis of Human ANGPTL3 Mutants: EL and LPL Inhibition, Mentor: Brandon Davies
GUOWEI QIProtein Structure Prediction Using a Maximum Likelihood Formulation of a Neural Network,  Mentor: Mike Schnieders
EMMA SAILORInvestigating retinal metabolism in KCNV2 retinopathy, Mentor: Sheila Baker
SYDNEY WALKERModeling laminopathies in Drosophila: Muscle and adipose dysregulation, Mentor: Lori Wallrath

Please join Professor Marc Wold, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Honors Advisor, in congratulating these 2021 graduates and their research mentors for a job well done.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021