BSCD Oral: Biological & Health Sciences


  • L. Aziem, R. Chen, K. DeLong, C. Egede, N. Fayyaz, J. Feingold, R. Filzen, A. Havlik, K. Henn, M. Jewell, J. Karpin, S. Liu, W. Liu, A. Pal, A. Pan, N. Thom, S. Volbrecht


Abstract headers are listed alphabetically by student last name below. You may download and read the full student research abstract(s).


Analysis of Health Care Workers Opinions on Developing a National HIV Network
Laila Aziem, 4th-Year, Global Studies, Pre-medicine
Mentor(s): Professor John Schneider, Medicine: Infectious Disease and Global Health, Chicago Center for HIV Elimination


De Novo Arginine Synthesis is a Metabolic Requirement for Pancreatic Cancer Cell Proliferation
Riona Chen, 2nd-Year, Psychology
Mentor(s): Professor Alex Muir, Biological Sciences, Ben May Department for Cancer Research


Nocte is Required for Motor Neuron Terminal Development
Katherine DeLong, 3rd-Year, Biological Sciences
Mentor(s): Meike Lobb-Rabe, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology; Professor Robert Carrillo, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology


Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago
Christine Egede, 3rd-Year, Biological Sciences
Mentor(s): Dr. Monica Peek, Medicine: Internal Medicine; Dr. Marshall Chin, Medicine: Internal Medicine


Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Does Not Compromise Outcomes in NSCLC Patients with Clinical N1 Disease
Najya Fayyaz, 1st-Year, Biological Sciences
Mentor(s): Dr. Sai Yendamuri, Thoracic Surgery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, Surgery, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY


Rancho La Brea Weasels as a Special Case of Response to Pleistocene Disturbance
Jacob Feingold, 2nd-Year, Biological Sciences (Ecology and Evolution Specialization), Music
Mentor(s): Professor Stephen Pruett-Jones, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Biological Sciences


The Unique Structure Hybrid Proline Rich Proteins: A Novel Bipartite Chloroplast Targeting Mechanism and Involvement in Arabidopsis and Staple Crop Stress Defense
Rachael Filzen, 3rd-Year, Biological Sciences (Endocrinology Specialization)
Mentor(s): Professor Jean Greenberg, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology


Early Neural Tube Development during Chick Embryogenesis
Anne Havlik, 3rd-Year, Neuroscience & Biological Sciences
Mentor(s): Dr. Timothy Sanders, Pediatrics, Grossman Institute for Neuroscience


Voltage Mapping across Cell Membranes Using a DNA-based Probe
Katharine Henn, 2nd-Year, Neuroscience, Chemistry
Mentor(s): Professor Yamuna Krishnan, Chemistry, Grossman Institute for Neuroscience; Anand Saminathan, Chemistry


Dynamics of Adaptive Changes in Cortical Activity in the Primary Somatosensory Cortex Following Sensory Loss
Madison Jewell, 4th-Year, Neuroscience
Mentor(s): Professor Fritzie Arce-McShane, Arce-McShane Orofacial Cortex Lab


Use of a Point-of-Care Screening Tool to Identify Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Jordan Karpin, 4th-Year, Psychology, Creative Writing
Tina Rodriguez, 4th-Year, Biological Sciences
Mentor(s): Dr. David T. Rubin, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition


A Systems Biology Approach to Lamin-A Related Cardiomyopathy
Sunny Yang (Sunny) Liu, 4th-Year, Chemistry, Psychology
Mentor(s): Dr. Kohta Ikegami, Moskowitz Lab, Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery; Professor Ivan Moskowitz, Pediatrics, Pathology and Human Genetics


Seizure Foci Localization Using Post-ictal FLAIR MRI
William J. Liu, 4th-Year, Neuroscience
Mentor(s): Dr. James X. Tao, Neurology; Dr. John Collins, Radiology


Studying Molecular Development of Fish Fins May Lead to Mechanism behind the Fin-to-Limb Transition
Atreyo Pal, 4th-Year, Physics and Biological Sciences (Genetics Specialization)
Mentor(s): Professor Anindita Basu, Section of Genetic Medicine; Professor Neil Shubin, Organismal Biology and Human Anatomy


Y2O3:Eu Nanoparticles for Improving Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
Ariel Pan, 3rd-Year, Chemistry
Mentor(s): Professor Chin-Tu Chen, Medical Physics


Single Cell RNA Sequencing Analysis of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Spinal Spheroids
Nicholas Thom, 2nd-Year, Molecular Engineering (Biology Track)
Mentor(s): Dr. Sergiu Pasca, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University


An Abundance of Microbes: Studying the Impact of Microbiomes on Bull Kelp
Sativa Volbrecht, 4th-Year, Biology & Creative Writing
Mentor(s): Professor Catherine A. Pfister, Ecology and Evolution; Brooke Weigal, Ecology and Evolution