On Saturday, September 19, student researchers showcased their summer work at a daylong event that included two poster sessions and student talks.
The biology major who is interested in genetics researched disease presentation in individuals with MYH9-related disorders using a fruit fly model.
Grace Klinges ’15 is a research fellow with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, working to develop ways to respond to abandoned and active hazardous waste sites.
For his thesis Matthew Holmes ‘15 studied how bacteria that live inside flies interact with their host.
For most of us, mosquitos are a nuisance, but not for biology major Alison Reynolds whose thesis research created a probe to track the expression of a certain gene in a specific type of the pesky bloodsucker.