Undergraduate Research Conference 2021

Department of BiologY Awards

The UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference 2021 was held virtually on April 15-16, 2021. 
Many of our Undergraduate students presented their research and, as in past years, were recognized with awards
Many thanks to students, mentors and judges that made this event a success. In particular, the service of the judges from our department is truly appreciated: Thank you to Kausik Chakrabarti, Kristen Funk, Sam Furr-Rogers, Brittany Johnson, Aaron Kampe, Paola López-Duarte, Matthew Parrow, Adam Reitzel, Andy Truman, Ellen Wisner, and Shan Yan.
Additionally, the role of graduate students Katherine Holtzman and Nitika in evaluating student's contributions and/or leading Q&A sessions is also recognized. 

Honors College

Award Category Award Winner Project Title Faculty Advisor
STEM Enosh Ishman Identifying Collateral Sensitivity Networks and Associated Genetic Markers in Burkholderia Species Dr. Todd Steck

Disciplinary Theme Winners

Award Category Award Winner Project Title Faculty Advisor
Science, Technology, & Engineering - Poster Award Brianna Dickens - TIE Pro-Angiogenic Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Subtypes and Breast Cancer Progression Dr. Didier Dréau

Sustainability Award

Award Winner Project Title Faculty Advisor
Aashiana Patel Macrobenthos Communities in Natural and Restored Saltmarshes Dr. Paola López-Duarte

Biological Sciences Awards

Award Category Award Winner Project Title Faculty Advisor
Oral Presentation 1st place Rachel Sielaty Bioflavonoid Induced Oxidative Stress as reported by DHE Dr. Christine Richardson
Oral Presentation Honorable Mention Lizbeth Saa Understanding the Role of Farnesylation on Ydj1 Function Dr. Andrew Truman
Poster Presentation 1st place Kathryn Brinegar Feeding and Habitat Use of Marsh-Dependent Fish Dr. Paola López-Duarte
Poster Presentation Honorable Mention Courtney Shrader Understanding the Role and Regulation of Ydj1 Acetylation Dr. Andrew Truman
Poster Presentation Honorable Mention Rebecca Lucero Comparison of Arthropod Biodiversity Within Different Locations in Reference and Restored Marshes Dr. Paola López-Duarte