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Welcome to the Sciences and Mathematics Undergraduate Research Symposium!

The University of Washington Tacoma Environmental Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Sustainability, and Mathematics majors host an Environmental Research Symposium, Sciences and Mathematics Undergraduate Research Symposium (SAMURS). This event showcases the capstone research projects of our undergraduate students. The presentations by our undergraduate students, cover a broad range of questions and projects related to the environment, mathematics, sustainability and much more. Projects are conducted in the lab, in the trees, in the mud, in the classroom, at an aquarium, on the water, underwater and on land. Some are original research with a faculty mentor, pushing the boundaries of what is known in their fields. Others participate in internships, where they help community partners further their missions through service. What all these diverse students have in common is the determination and dedication to complete an independent study as part of their undergraduate education. We hope you are inspired and educated by what they have accomplished.

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SAMURS Agenda - Scroll below to view student abstracts and posters

10:00am Session

  • Jordan Monroe &  Daelyn Haws
  • Isabelle Tihista
  • Cadence Parrish
  • Abigail Pineda
  • Joanna Lisanets
  • Samantha Lewis
  • Jaclyn McCoy
  • Morgana Johns
  • Alannah Johnson

11:00am Session

  • Mariam Faris
  • Amanda Juchau
  • Alexander Pursel
  • Cathy Nguyen & Grace Steinhauer
  • Fatima Alrangonee
  • Victoria Chesnakov
  • Karli Hinton
  • Harmanjit Dhillon & Ram Tiwari

12:00pm Session

  • Natalia Rodriguez
  • Alyssa Kraft
  • Victoria Reddin
  • Kraig Mansfield and Marat Karaev
  • Alexis Wilhelm
  • Eric Nguyen
  • Miriam K. Mironchu
  • Navneet Kaur

1:00pm Session

  • Rain Wilson & Hannah Price
  • Rayan Mousa
  • John McPherson
  • Carlos Delgado
  • Thien-Huong Ngo
  • Cassie Tran
  • Jonathan Bradley
  • Avelina Perez

Abstracts & Posters

Student Name(s)

Student Mentor

Title

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Abstract

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Alrangonee, Fatima Vincent, Jack

Identification of Conserved Phosphorylation Sites Through Evolutionary Conservation of the Ndc80 Protein in the Kinetochore

Mirna Ali
Bradley, Jonathan Alaei, Sarah

Genetic manipulation leading to specific packaging of cellular products in outer
membrane vesicles

Mirna Ali
Chesnakov, Victoria Finke, John Knot Protein Research Project Mirna Ali

Delgado, Carlos

Nahmani, Marc Excitatory Spinule Bearing Boutons of the Mouse Hippocampus Mirna Ali

Dhillon, Harmanjit

Murphy, Laura

Proposal for Synthesizing Novel Drug to Treat the Neglected Disease Eumycetoma

Mirna Ali
Faris, Mariam Vincent, Jack Identification of Possible Phosphorylation Sites in Okp1 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mirna Ali
Haws, Daelyn Finke, John

Structural Modeling and Calculations using Computational Biology

Mirna Ali
Hinton, Karli Kim, Kelly Synthesis of Phenylpropenol Derivatives with Applications to the Study of Human Rhinovirus Mirna Ali

Johns, Morgana

Nahmani, Marc

Prevalence and Origins of Synaptic Spinules in Mouse Primary Somatosensory Cortex

Mirna Ali
Johnson, Alannah Heinz, Heather Differences in Veterinary Services Between The Gambia, Africa and Washington, USA

Mirna Ali
Juchau, Amanda Vincent, Jack

Identification of a Potential Spindle Assembly Checkpoint Component Via Phosphorylation Motif Conservation

Mirna Ali
Karaev, Marat Vincent, Jack

Investigating Critical Functions of Chromosome Segregation by Identifying Potential Sites of Phosphorylation on Centromeric Pro

Mirna Ali
Kaur, Navneet Alaei, Sarah Endonuclease mediated eDNA degradation in a biofilm via OMV’s

Mirna Ali

Kraft, Alyssa

Vincent, Jack

Effects of environmentally realistic concentrations of neonicotinoid insecticides on an aquatic invertebrate community

Mirna Ali

Lewis, Samantha

Vincent, Jack Identification of Possible Phosphorylation Sites within S. cerevisiae derived kinases Mps1 and Ipl1, that are known to phosphory

Mirna Ali
Lisanets, Joanna Finke, John Molecular Dynamics: The Knot Protein Project Mirna Ali

Mansfield, Kraig

Vincent, Jack

Investigating Critical Functions of Chromosome Segregation by Identifying Potential Sites of Phosphorylation on Centromeric Pro

Mirna Ali
McCoy, Jaclyn Nahmani, Marc

Analysis of Neuronal Synapses Reveals the Relationship Between Presynaptic Boutons and Embedded Spinules

Mirna Ali
McPherson, John Groat-Carmona, Anna

Tracking the Maturation of Plasmodium yoelii Sporozoites for Infectivity and Longevity

Mirna Ali
Mironchuk, Miriam Kim, Kelly Substituted Bioactive Quinazolinone Research Project Mirna Ali
Monroe, Jordan Finke, John Structural Modeling and Calculations using Computational Biology Mirna Ali
Mousa, Rayan Nahmani, Marc Prevalence in Excitatory Synapses of the Mouse Primary Somatosensory Cortex Mirna Ali
Ngo, Thien Huong Finke, John Microbiota Dynamics in Patients Treated with Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent  Clostridium difficile Infection Mirna Ali
Nguyen, Cathy Heller, Jutta Myc tag Modification of the Plasmodium yoelii Protein PY02678 to Identify its Functions in the Parasite’s Life Cycle Mirna Ali
Nguyen, Eric Kim, Kelly Phenylpropenoid synthesis via Allylic Oxidation and Esterification with Applications to Human Rhinovirus Mirna Ali
Oliva, Kaylee     Mirna Ali
Parrish, Cadence Finke, John Molecular Dynamics Research Experience Mirna Ali
Perez, Avelina Kim, Kelly Synthesis of Phenylpropenoid Derivatives to Study Antiviral Activity against Human Rhinoviruses Mirna Ali
Pineda, Abigail Alaei, Sarah Dissociation of S. gordonii Biofilms by P. gingivalis Outer Membrane Vesicles Mirna Ali
Price, Hannah

Ryan Card &

Ruth Vanderpool

Third Problem's the Charm Mirna Ali
Pursel, Alexander Kim, Kelly An Efficient Synthetic Pathway of Disubstituted Amide Containing Quinazolinone Analogs Mirna Ali
Reddin, Victoria Dinglasan-Panlilio, Joyce Analyzing Perfluorinated Alkyl substance (PFAS) in Mussel Tissue Mirna Ali
Rodriguez, Natalia Alaei, Sarah Interactions Between Porphyromonas gingivalis and Commensal Oral Bacteria in a Biofilm Mirna Ali
Steinhauer, Grace Heller, Jutta Myc tag Modification of the Plasmodium yoelii Protein PY02678 to Identify its Functions in the Parasite’s Life Cycle Mirna Ali
Tihista, Isabelle Alaei, Sarah Constructing mutants of Porphyromonas gingivalis to determine relA and rshB involvement in outer membrane vesicle formation Mirna Ali
Tiwari, Ram Murphy, Laura Proposal for Synthesizing Novel Drug to Treat the Neglected Disease Eumycetoma Mirna Ali
Tran, Cassie Finke, John Molecular Dynamics Research Experience Simulating Protein Folding Mirna Ali
Wihelm, Alexis

Heather Heinz &

Cynthia Howson

People for Profit in The Gambia: Exploring the Government’s Role in Human Trafficking and Necessary Aftercare Services for Victims Mirna Ali
Wilson, Rain

Ryan Card &

Ruth Vanderpool

Third Problem's the Charm Mirna Ali

 

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