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2015 Undergraduate Exhibition

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The 2015 Undergraduate Exhibition was held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the HUB-Robeson Center. We are happy to announce that several BMB department students won awards at this exhibition.  Congratulations students!


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, Ryan Henrici, secured first place in the Health and Life Sciences Division and a first place University Libraries Award for Information Literacy for his research, "Crystal Structure of the PRC1 Ubiquitylation Module Bound to the Nucleosome."  Ryan is in the research lab of Song Tan, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors, Lauren Larue and Michelle Kilmer, secured a second place award in the Health and Life Sciences Division for their research “The Role of the Rcs Phosphorelay in the Development of Antibiotic Resistance.”  Gabrielle Beam, IID major, was also an author on the award-winning poster.  Lauren, Michelle, and Gabrielle all performed their research under the direction of Sarah Ades, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 


Microbiology major, Divya Hosangadi, received an honorable mention in the Health and Life Sciences Division for her research project titled “Investigating the Target of trans-Translation Inhibitor KKL-35”.  Divya performed her research under the direction of Kenneth Keiler, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 


Rhea Sullivan, Science pre-major with intended Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, was awarded a first place Schreyer Honors College ROAR (Recording of Academic Research) award.  Her research project was titled “C elegans”  and was supervised by Santhosh Girirajan, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


Penn State's annual Undergraduate Exhibition communicates and celebrates the participation of undergraduate students from across the University in research and creative endeavors. Undergraduate students from all Penn State campuses entered poster presentations to showcase their work to a general audience. The exhibition was open to the public.


Posters were entered in the arts and humanities, engineering, health and life sciences, physical sciences, public scholarship, and social and behavioral sciences or as course-based projects in any discipline.  Monetary prizes are awarded to the top entries in each category.