SPUR Events from 2009

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Intern Arrival Welcoming

New SPUR Arrival Welcoming Picnics
SPUR Welcoming Reception
SPUR scholars meet UO Life Sciences faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate researchers.

Faculty Research Seminar Series


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"Cellular Signaling in Sensory Systems"
Dr. Bill Roberts, University of Oregon
Dept. Biology and Institute of Neuroscience
"Cellular Signaling Pathways in Yeast"
Dr. George Sprague, University of Oregon
Dept. Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology
"Molecular Mechanisms of Myotonic Dystrophy"
Dr. Andy Berglund, University of Oregon
Dept. Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
"Outrunning your Enemies: Invasive Plants and Pathogens"
Dr. Bitty Roy, University of Oregon
Dept. Biology and Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
"Sensory Prcessing in the Auditory Cortex"
Dr. Mike Wehr, University of Oregon
Dept. Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience
"Metal Interactions in Nucleic Acids and Proteins"
Dr. Vickie DeRose, University of Oregon
Dept. Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
"Model of Tumor Initiation with Mouse Genetic Mosaics"
Dr. Hui Zong, University of Oregon
Dept. Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology
"Cellular and Molecular Studies of Mammalian Learning and Memory" 
Dr. Cliff Kentros, University of Oregon
Dept. Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience
"Evolution of Protein Structure and Function"
Dr. Joe Thornton, University of Oregon
Dept. Biology and Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Professional Development Workshops 

Thursdays
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"Responsible Conduct of Research: Introduction to scientific data management"
Dr Alice Barkan, UO Institute of Molecular Biology
"Reading and evaluating scientific literature" 
Dr Peter O'Day, UO Institute of Neuroscience
"Scientific Research Reports" 
Dr Peter O'Day, UO Institute of Neuroscience
"Accessing Opportunities in Higher Education"
Dr Carla Gary, UO Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity
"Internet Tools in Life Sciences Research" 
Dr Dean Walton, UO Knight Library
"Responsible Conduct of Research: Ethical Conduct in Science and Health Professions" 
Dr Peter O'Day, UO Institute of Neuroscience
"Preparing and Developing Professional Scientific Platform Talks"
Dr Alice Barkan, UO Institute of Molecular Biology
"Navigating Careers in Science"
Panel Discussion with UO Faculty and Students
"Graduate and Professional Schools" 
Bryn Gaertner, UO Institute of Neuroscience and Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
and UO Graduate Student Panel
"Responsible Conduct of Research: Healthy Research Environment"
Dr Peter O'Day, UO Institute of Neuroscience

Cultural, Social, and Scientific Enrichment Activities


2007OIMBtrip
"Oregon Bach Festival"
University of Oregon, Oregon Bach Festival
"Stars and Volcanos"
Newberry Crater and the University of Oregon Pine Mountain Observatory
Daniele McKay, UO Department of Geological Sciences
"Tide pools on the Coast of Southwest Oregon"
Dr Jan Hodder, UO Biology and Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
"Da Vinci Days, Science Fair"
DaVinci Days Oregon State University Campus, Corvallis, Oregon
"Trust building excursion"
Laser Tag - -  Putter's West Eugene
"Imaging the functioning human brain"
Mr Scott Watrous, UO Lewis Center for NeuroImaging
"Columbia River Gorge"
Dr Peter O'Day, UO Biology and UO Institute of Neuroscience
"Environmental Chamber -- Exercise & Environmental Physiology Laboratories" 
Dr John Halliwill, UO Dept Human Physiology

Research Discussion Group

Various Locations
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SPUR scholars discuss their ongoing projects


SPUR Undergraduate Research Symposium -- Session I




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.


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Keynote Introduction
Dr Karen Sprague
Professor of Biology
UO Institute of Molecular Biology
UO Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

Introduction
Dr Peter O'Day, UO SPUR Director
Keynote Talk
Dr Karen Sprague, UO Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

Natasha Naidoo Mount Holyoke College
"Daf-2, Daf-16 and Age-1 aging pathways in C. remanei"
Professor Patrick Phillips, UO Dept of Biology and Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Mentor: Dr. John Willis
Jennifer Salamé - George Fox University
"Regulation of R7 axon tiling in the Drosophila visual system"
Professor Tory Herman, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Jen Jeffress
Melissa Seaton - University of Michigan
"Aggressive mating behavior in an northeastern Pacific nudibranch, Janolus fuscus"
Professor Craig Young, UO Dept of Biology and Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
Mentor: Maya Wolf
Patrick Halliday - Pomona College
"Relating hair cell bundle morphology with protein expression in the saccule of the grass frog (Rana pipiens)"
Professor Bill Roberts, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Liz Whitchurch

SPUR Undergraduate Research Symposium -- Session II


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Keynote Introduction
Dr Charles Martinez
UO Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity

Introduction
Dr Peter O'Day, UO SPUR Director
Keynote Talk
Dr Charles Martinez, UO Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity

Miguel Acuna - California State University, Chico
"The Influence of Handedness on Lower and Upper Arm Movement During Daily Activities"
Dr. Andrew Karduna, UO Dept of Human Physiology
Ashley Bulseco - University of Hawaii at Manoa
"Recruitment, Reproduction, and Swimming behavior of the Dungeness Crab, Cancer magister"
Professor Alan Shanks, UO Dept of Biology and Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
Anna Alapatt - American University
"Organization of Working Memory—Reconciling Two Different Models"
Professor Ed Awh, UO Dept of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr Akina Umemoto
Tyler Huycke - University of Oregon
"The role of Hedgehog signaling in bone formation"
Professor Chuck Kimmel, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience

SPUR Undergraduate Research Symposium -- Session III



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Keynote Introduction
Dr Robin Holmes, UO Vice President for Student Affairs


Introduction
Dr Peter O'Day, UO SPUR Director
Keynote Talk
Dr Robin Holmes, UO Vice President for Student Affairs

Ziyad Makoshi - King Saud University
"The Role of Supplementary Motor Area in Anticipatory Motor Planning"
Professor Paul van Donkelaar, UO Dept of Human Physiology and Institute of Neuroscience
Erika Hanson - University of Oregon
"Identification of Novel Factors Involved in Vesicle Formation at the Multivesicular Body in Yeast"
Professor Tom Stevens, UO Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr Emily Coonrod
Amy Stein - University of Oregon
"Functionality of Homologous Human Genes in Yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae"
Professor Tom Stevens, UO Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr Laurie Graham
Scott Scholz - University of Oregon 
"Heat-Stress Resistance and Aging"
Professor Patrick Phillips, UO Dept of Biology and Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Mentor: Dr Rose Reynolds

SPUR Undergraduate Research Symposium -- Session IV



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Keynote Introduction
Dr Tom Stevens
Professor of Chemistry
UO Institute of Molecular Biology

Introduction
Dr Peter O'Day, UO SPUR Director
Keynote Talk
Dr Tom Stevens, Professor of Chemistry, UO Institute of Molecular Biology

Vishesh Khanna - University of Oregon
"Genetic control of zebrafish neurocranial development"
Professor Chuck Kimmel, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. April DeLaurier
Sofia Nakhnikian-Weintraub - Smith College
"The role of of SynCAM2a in synapse formation" 
Professor Phil Washbourne, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Courtney Easley-Neal 
Colin Bergstrum - University of Oregon
"Interdomain Binding Interactions of Src Homology 3 and Guanylate Kinase in Tumor Suppressor Discs Large Protein"
Professor Ken Prehoda, UO Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
Sarah Servid - Eastern Oregon University
"RNA binding to MBNL, a muscular dystrophy associated protein"
Professor Andy Berglund, UO Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr Anna Cavinato, EOU
Emily Byrd - Eastern Oregon University
"Developing aptamer sensors for Bacterial Kidney Disease of salmonids"
Professor Andy Berglund, UO Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr Anna Cavinato, EOU