SPUR Events from 2007

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Faculty Research Seminar Series


2007 Tory Herman Lori Evans
"Introduction to SPUR"
Dr. Peter O'Day, University of Oregon
Dept Biology and Institute of Neuroscience
"Individual differences in memory capacity as measures of attentional control"
Dr. Ed Vogel, University of Oregon
Dept Psychology, Visual Working Memory and Attention Lab
"Genetic basis of Usher syndrome, the leading cause of deafblindness"
Dr. Monte Westerfield, University of Oregon
Dept Biology and Institute of Neuroscience
"Synapse Formation in Retinal Development"
Dr. Tory Herman, University of Oregon
Dept Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology
"Finding the genes that matter in natural populations"
Dr. William Cresko, University of Oregon
Dept Biology and Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
"Signaling pathways that regulate asymmetrically dividing stem cells" 
Dr. Ken Prehoda, University of Oregon
Dept Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
"Bacterial-Host Interactions in Development and Disease" 
Dr. Karen Guillemin, University of Oregon
Dept Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology
"Cardiovascular Health and Blood Pressure Regulation in Women"
Dr. Chris Minson, University of Oregon
Dept Human Physiology

Professional Development Workshops 

Thursdays
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“Reading and Evaluating Scientific Literature”
Dr Peter O'Day, UO Institute of Neuroscience
"Accessing Opportunities in Higher Education" 
Dr Carla Gary, UO Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity
"Using Internet Tools in Life Sciences Research " 
Dr Dean Walton, UO Science Library
"Responsible and Ethical Conduct in Science Research" 
Dr Peter O'Day, UO Institute of Neuroscience
"Tide pools on the Oregon Coast"
Dr Jan Hodder, UO Biology and Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
"Preparing and Presenting Professional Scientific Platform Talks" 
Dr Alice Barkan, UO Institute of Molecular Biology
“UO Lewis Center for NeuroImaging: Tour and Demo”
Mr Scott Watrous, Lewis Center for NeuroImaging
"Graduate, Medical, and Professional Schools"
Ms Lynne Romans UO Biology Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Dr Peter O'Day, UO SPUR Director
Dr Pat Lombardi, UO Biology Advising Director
"Environmental Chamber -- Exercise & Environmental Physiology Laboratories"
Dr. John Halliwill, UO Dept Human Physiology

SPUR Undergraduate Research Symposium




Because the UO SPUR Symposium presentations include original, unpublished data from ongoing investigations, we do not release text, recordings or abstracts from the Symposium. Information may be available directly from the research directors.


SPUR Undergraduate Research Symposium -- Early Session A

Nicole Green -  Amherst College
"Alternative splicing of mutant insulin receptor minigenes"
Berglund Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Mary Scanlan

SPUR Undergraduate Research Symposium -- Early Session B

"Polymorphism identification and genotyping using restriction site associated DNA (RAD) markers"
Shannon Cannon, Louisiana State University in Shreveport
Bill Cresko and Patrick Phillips Laboratories, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

SPUR Undergraduate Research Symposium -- Session I

Introduction
Dr Carla Gary
UO Asst Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity

Rasheeda Lawson -  Jackson State University
"Does neuroligin-1 localize postsynaptic proteins?"
Phil Washbourne Laboratory, Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Jennifer Hoy
Carmen Rivera -  University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
"Cloning of zebrafish genes involved in meiosis"
John Postlethwait Laboratory, Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Adriana Rodriguez-Marí
Claire Edwards -  Smith College
Andy Karduna Laboratory, Department of Human Physiology
Mentor: Tal Amasay
David Hewlett -  Xavier University of Louisiana
"Making adults more functionally blind"
Paul van Donkelaar Laboratory, Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Paul van Donkelaar
Clayton Merz -  New Mexico Tech
"Dynamic duo: development of two tools for C. remanei genetic analysis"
Bill Cresko and Patrick Phillips Laboratories, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Mentors: Jenni Anderson, Joe Dunham, Levi Morran, Brian Cappy
Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky -  University of Oregon
"Mutations affecting synapse ormation in zebrafish"
Phil Washbourne Laboratory, Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Courtney Easley

SPUR Undergraduate Research Symposium -- Session II



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Keynote Introduction
Dr Karen Sprague
UO Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

Lori Evans -  Howard University 
"Using Drosophila to investigate axon targeting"
Tory Herman Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Adam Miller
Liz Robinson -  Randolph College
"Exploring glucose sensing through Snf3 in endosomal trafficking mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae"
Tom Stevens Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Emily Coonrod
Felicia Tawah -  Grambling State University
"Role of let-99 and ASPM1 in Centrosome Movement in the Caenorhabditis elegans Zygote"
Bruce Bowerman Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Morgan Goulding
Chris Castorena -  Cornell University
"Methods in Phylogenetic Inference"
Joe Thornton Laboratory, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Mentor: Bryan Kolaczkowski
Yuxi Lin -  University of Chicago
"The Role of Foxi1 in Early Embryonic Patterning and Otic Specification in Zebrafish"
Monte Westerfield Laboratory, Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Joe Christison
Franne Kamhi -  Oberlin College
"Examination of Usher Syndrome in Zebrafish"
Monte Westerfield Laboratory, Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Jennifer Phillips
Erin Gray -  University of Arkansas
"Investigation of FancG in zebrafsih"
John Postlethwait Laboratory, Institute of Neuroscience
Mentors: Tom Titus, Catherine Wilson  

SPUR Undergraduate Research Symposium -- Session III


Introduction
Dave Frohnmayer, UO President


Ebony Nelson -  Alabama State University
Karen Guillemin Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Jon Muyskens
Jessica Hoyle -  Norfolk State University
Brendan Bohannan Laboratory, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Mentor: Kathryn Docherty
Breanna Dumke -  Drake University
John Halliwill Laboratory, Dept Human Physiology
Mentor: Tom Pellinger
Christine Saseun -  University of California, Irvine
Chris Doe Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology and Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Clemens Cabernard
Lisa Castle -  Chaminade Univ -  Honolulu
Scott Bridgham, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Mentor: Gabe Yospin 
Jennea Wood -  University of Oregon 
Bill Cresko Laboratory, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
2007 UO Alden Award Recipient
Mentor: Conor O'Brien
Lee Kahn -  Tulane University
Ed Vogel Laboratory, Dept of Psychology
Mentor: Andrew McCollough   
Jessica Jerrit -  Pomona College
George Sprague Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Claire Romelfanger
Abelardo Vernaza -  Barry University 
Alice Barkan Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology
 Mentors: Jana Prikryl, Kenny Watkins, Tiffany Kroeger

SPUR Undergraduate Research Symposium -- Session IV



Jose Rojas -  University of Chicago
Brendan Bohannan Laboratory, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Mentor: Kathryn Docherty
Jennifer Comstock -  University of Oregon
Patrik Phillips Laboratory, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
2007 UO Alden Award Recipient
Emily Hildreth -  University of California, San Diego
Scott Bridgham Laboratory, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Mentor: Gabe Yospin
Sara Wyckoff -  University of Oregon
John Postlethwait Laboratory, Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Adriana Rodriguez-Marí
Matt Britton -  University of Oregon
Shawn Lockery Laboratory, Institute of Neuroscience
2007 UO Alden Award Recipient
Phil Han -  University of Oregon
Peter O'Day Laboratory, Institute of Neuroscience
Mac Monson -  University of Oregon
Mike Haley Laboratory, Dept of Chemistry
Eric Black-Maier -  University of Oregon
Tom Stevens Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology
Iris Hood -  University of Oregon
Ken Prehoda Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology
DaHae  Ahn -  University of Oregon
Charles Kimmel Laboratory, Institute of Neuroscience
Allison Kunerth -  University of Oregon
Charles Kimmel Laboratory, Institute of Neuroscience
Joseph Okray -  University of Oregon
Charles Kimmel Laboratory, Institute of Neuroscience