BMB students recognized at the Undergraduate Exhibition
2016-04-08 Penn State's annual Undergraduate Exhibition communicates and celebrates the participation of undergraduate students from across the University in research and creative endeavors. Monetary prizes are awarded to the top entries in each category. The Gerard A. Hauser Award is given to the exhibition entry judged to be best overall.
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology had over 30 undergraduate students participate this year in the Undergraduate Exhibition. The awards have been announced and several BMB students have placed in the Life Science category. Second place went to Adam Fenton and Haley Janowitz, from the Hanna-Rose lab, for their poster titled, “Elucidating the Mechanism of Reproductive and Locomotive Defects in an Inborn Error of Purine Biosynthesis.” Sarah Chang, from the Hanna-Rose lab, received 3rd place for her poster titled “Mitochondrial sirtuins Regulate Lifespan.”
Samjeris Victor from Keiler lab, received 3rd place for his poster titled, “Investigation of the Molecular Targeting Mechanisms for the KKL-10 Class of trans-Translation Inhibitors.” Elijah LaSota from Miyashiro lab, received Second place for his poster titled, “Intraspecific Competition Impacts Vibrio fischeri Strain Diversity During Initial Colonization of the Squid Llight Organ.”
Congratulations Adam, Haley, Sarah and Samjeris and Eli!
In addition, Erin Vrana, BMB major, received the Phi Kappa Phi Peter T. Luckie Award for Excellence in Research by a Junior at the Undergraduate Exhibition, for her poster titled, "Assessing the Expression and Vaccine Candidate Potential of UIS12 in Plasmodium yoelii." Vrana is in the Lindner lab.
Nathan Arnett, BMB major, received third place in the Course-Based Projects, at the Undergraduate Exhibition. His research was titled, "Barriers to the Commercialization of Desalination Technologies in the Developing World." Nathan is in Projects in Humanitarian Engineering (EDSGN 452) class with Khanjan Mehta.
Way to go Erin and Nathan!