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Science Students Present at Undergraduate Research Conference

Belmont Biology Department faculty members Drs. Darlene Panvini and Laura Stephan, along with 5 biology, biochemistry & molecular biology and neuroscience majors, attended the 28th Undergraduate Research Conference at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 8. The conference was attended by more than 900 individuals representing 58 colleges and universities from 11 states. Presentations were in varied disciplines including sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Belmont students Julisa Nunez, Eeleyah Tanwar, Angel Brothers, Morgan Turner and Robin Weyman gave the following oral presentations at the conference:

Investigation into the Regulation of CST6 by p53 Following Cellular Stress
Robin Weyman, Belmont University, Jasmin Mohn, Belmont University
Faculty Sponsors: Chris Barton, Belmont University

p53-Mediated Regulation of CCNH In Response to Paclitaxel-Induced Mitotic Stress
Morgan Turner, Belmont University , Taeler Dahm, Belmont University .
Faculty Sponsors: Chris Barton, Belmont University

Transcription Factor p53 and its Regulation of Pro-Apoptotic Gene Bnip3L During Heat Shock
Eeleyah Singh Tanwar, Belmont University.
Faculty Sponsors: Chris Barton, Belmont University

Chemotaxis Assay of Caenorhabditis elegans to Bacillus thuringiensis strain 4A4 in vegetative and sporulated growth stages.
Angel Brothers, Belmont University
Faculty Sponsors: Robert Grammer, Belmont University, Roger Jackson

The Effect of Caffeine Concentration and Time of Exposure on C.elegans Locomotion Towards an Attractant
Julisa Nunez, Belmont University
Faculty Sponsors: Robert Grammer Belmont University, Roger Jackson

Pictured above (L to R): Dr. Laura Stephan, Julisa Nunez, Eeleyah Tanwar, Angel Brothers, Morgan Turner, Dr. Darlene Panvini and Robin Weyman.

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