Biological Sciences Senior Thesis Presentations Dec. 8-10

Science iconThe Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences invites the Webster University community to attend their student senior thesis presentations across four sessions each day from Dec. 8-10. The talks will take place via Zoom. Contact Nicholas Frank, Department of Biological Sciences representative, at for Zoom info.

Student presenters, schedule and topics of talks:

Session 1: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m.

  • Dylan Jannin
  • Stephen Pearson, Experimental Options to Relieve Lower Back Discomfort in Law Enforcement Officers
  • Devan Schenck, Developing Resistance to Lavender Essential Oil in Escherichia coli
  • Ashton Kish, Expression of PUB genes in Arabidopsis thaliana when exposed to heat stress

Session 2: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.

  • Jessica Battle, Chemistry of the Organic Solid State: From Photoreactions to Molecular
  • Emily Buehrle, Increasing Urbanization and the Impact on Local Bee Foraging Strategies
  • Cheyenne Davis, A Bone to Pick: Using Felid Skull Morphology as Species Indicator
  • Luke Burnham, Anthocyanin Accumulation in Arabidopsis in Response to UV-B Exposure
  • Emila Pilipovic, The effect of oregano essential oil on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis 

Session 3: Thursday, Dec, 10, 9 a.m.

  • Samantha Shaw, Are frog call frequencies impacted by region?
  • Rod Jordan, Isolation of Dark Septate Endophytes and the future of Reducing Global Carbon Emission
  • Andrew Padilla, The Effects of Carbohydrate and Sugar Intake on a Weighted Ball Velocity Program
  • Ajla Miljkovic, Bacterial Diversity in Freshwater Ecosystems

Session 4: Thursday, Dec, 10, 12 p.m.

  • Elvisa Mehinovic, Whole New World: Computational Biology
  • Mason Justin, Color Vision in Ants
  • Cody Dinkins, Does Body Size Variation in Queenless Microcolonies Buffer the Effects of the Pesticide Sulfoxaflor on Dominance Structure
  • Kya De La Fuente, Effects of amphetamine on tissue glycogen levels in human muscle and liver cell culture

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