Biological Sciences Senior Thesis Presentations April 30-May 6
April 27, 2021
The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences invites the Webster University community to attend their student senior thesis presentations across six sessions between April 30-May 6. The talks will take place via Zoom. Contact Nicholas Frank, Department of Biological Sciences representative, at firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom info.
Student presenters, schedule and topics of talks:
Session 1: Friday, April 30, 9 a.m.
- Dzenita Muminovic, The Investigation of Electronic Cigarettes on Bladder & Liver Cells In Vitro
- Nickol Wahby, Factors Affecting Webster Students’ Access to Mental Health Services
- Cassidy Bishop, Moving on Up: Upslope Migration of Subalpine Bees Alters the Structure and Dynamics of an Alpine Bumble Bee Network
- Nicholas Bethel, Bioremediation of BPA and Estradiol
Session 2: Friday, April 30, 1 p.m.
- CJ Berry, Evaluating the antibacterial activity of Ascomycetes and Basidiomycetes
- Mayghen Mugele, Bioremediation Using lenna minor
- Alexander Nicholas, The Effects of Inorganic Fertilizer on Soil Bacteria Growth
- Briana Robles, Analyzing Environmental Identity Before and After Participation in Backyard Citizen Science
Session 3: Tuesday, May 4, 9:30 a.m.
- Lindzie Cunningham, The Effects of Sulfoxaflor Exposure on Aggressiveness and Egg Laying Behaviors in Bumble Bees
- Lindsay Poitras, Cognitive Behavioral Interventions and Burnout Among Student Athletes
- Victoria Liebsch, Fungal Bioluminescence in vivo
- Lauren Coleman, The Effects of Ginger Oil on Human Melanoma Cells
- Carson Gross, Understanding the effects of hybrid/remote learning on engagement, perceived understanding, and success in traditional college science courses
Session 4: Tuesday, May 4, 1 p.m.
- Kylie Burke, The Effect of Type I Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors on Melanoma with the Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Receptor α (PDGFRA) D842V Activating Mutation
- Sarah Schryver, Investigation into the effectiveness of social media engagement strategies for specific undergraduate biology courses including anatomy and physiology
- Miles Umbaugh, Trihalogenated Phenols as Templates for Solid State Photoreactions
- Jessica Clones, On their best behavior: Does conservation weaken effects of urbanization on bee visitation networks?
Session 5: Wednesday, May 5, 9 a.m.
- Kalleigh Linthicum, The Effectiveness of Functional Movement Screening on NCAA DIII Athletes
- Anna Muecke, Influence of temperature on wound repair in skeletal muscle in vitro
- Carlos Santana, Molecular Architectures Utilizing Cyclobutanes-Based Nodes
- Scott Buckert, Mutagenic potential of Mississippi river water samples in varying tissue culture cell lines
Session 6: Thursday, May 6, 9 a.m.
- Megan Crenshaw, Using NHIS data to predict type 2 diabetes mellitus: The role of food insecurity, disability, and immigrant status
- Jakob Breeden, Unilateral Squat Exercises in College Male Athletes in Correlation to Maximal Vertical Jump
- Connor Douglas, Activity Comparison of Apoe3 and Apoe4 Expressed in Various Regions of Drosophila Brain
- Joseph Conroy, Determination of SHR0302 in ARQ-252D Cream
- Luke Berra, Honey as an Anti-proliferative Agent to Human Melanoma Cancer Cells