Symposium

The final two days of the summer are devoted to the SPUR Undergraduate Research Symposium presentations. All interns present the results of their summer project in both poster and oral presentations in the format of professional scientific conferences. Examples of SPUR Undergraduate Research Symposium presentations from prior years are available to current interns in the portal

Previous Keynote Speakers:

  • President Dave Frohnmayer
  • President Richard Lariviere
  • Vice Provost Karen Sprague
  • Assistant Vice President Carla Gary
  • Vice President Robin Holmes
  • CoDaC Director Mia Tuan
  • President Michael Schill

Previous Keynote SPUR Faculty Speakers:

  • 2008 Judith Eisen
  • 2009 Tom Stevens
  • 2010 Janis Weeks
  • 2011 Patrick Phillips
  • 2012 Bruce Bowerman
  • 2013 John Postlethwait
  • 2014 Tory Herman
  • 2015 Diane Hawley
  • 2016 Peter O'Day

Click the thumbnails on the left below to view different photos from our previous symposiums.




Bianca Arao Modesto Junior College
"Exploring rates and routes of bacterial transmission in gnotobiotic zebrafish"
META Center for Systems Biology
PI: Karen Guillemin
Mentor: Keaton Stagaman


Janice Hodges University of Mississippi
"Intra-Sexual Selection on the Male Spermatic System in the Reproductive Tract of Females "
META Center for Systems Biology
PI: Patrick Phillips
Mentor: Katja Kasimatis



Adetokunbo Martins Stony Brook University
"Role of PI 3-Kinase Regulatory Subunits in Insulin Stimulated Glucose Uptake"
UO REU
PI: Carrie McCurdy
Mentor: Byron Hetrick



Alister Collins
Mount Saint Mary College
"Investigating the role of sterile environments in lateral line development of threespine stickleback"
UO REU
PI: Brendan Bohannan
Mentor: Robert Steury


Andrea Loya University of Texas at El Paso
"The Effect of Different Substrates on Microbial Communities of Cavity Nests in Birds."
UO REU
PI: Brendan Bohannan
Mentor: Felipe Campos Cerda


Arthy Narayanan BMS College of Engineering
"Temporal Acuity and Phoneme Perception of the Auditory System"
UO REU
PI & Mentor: Mike Wehr


Ebony Hargrove-Wiley Tuskegee University
"Participation of Intestinal Stem Cells in Colitis Recovery"
UO REU
PI: Annie Powell
Mentor: Jessica Preston


Joshua Gil University of Florida
"Investigating the Regulatory Function of the Enteric Nervous System on Microbial Induced Inflammation in ret Mutant Zebrafish"
UO REU
PI: Judith Eisen
Mentor: Kristi Hamilton


Joshua Matt Southern Utah University
"Adaptive Trajectories of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 to become Host-Associated in a Zebrafish (Danio rerio)"
UO REU
PI: Brendan Bohannan
Mentor: Jarret Lebov


Karra Rutherford Saint Leo University
"Investigation of Embryonic Lethal Cell Division Defects in Temperature Sensitive Caenorhabditis elegans Mutants"
UO REU
PI: Bruce Bowerman
Mentor: Aleesa Schlientz


Kassina Kim-Hayes Macalester College
"How Does Odor Concentration Affect Olfactory Navigational Strategy?"
UO REU
PI: Matt Smear
Mentor: Teresa Findley


Maria Valentina Guevara University of Florida
"Azide-modified platinum(II) compounds in DNA for Pt(II)-based drug examination via click chemistry"
UO REU
PI: Victoria DeRose
Mentor: Emily Sutton


Rebekah Rashford University of Maryland, Baltimore County
"Determining Dpr and DIP Function in Neural Circuit Formation in the Larval Drosophila Central Nervous System"
UMBC HHMI
PI: Chris Doe
Mentor: Emily Sales