Biological Sciences Seniors to Present Thesis Research Topics May 8-9

Biological Sciences Seniors to Present Thesis Research Topics May 8-9

Seniors in the Biological Sciences department will present their thesis research topics to faculty May 8-9. The Webster community is invited to attend. The showcase will be in Browning Hall Auditorium (ISB 160).


The schedule of presentations is listed below.


Session 1: May 8 at 9 a.m.

  • Angelica Fernando - Determining the Thermal Expansion within Nontraditional Hydrogen Bonded Co-Crystals
  • Hayley French - Compare the Effects of Eucalyptus Oil Extract (complete) and Eucalyptol (purified) on Lung Cancer Cells
  • Ahmet Hasanovic - The Effects of Sevoflurane on PP2A in Differentiated PC12 Cells
  • Jordan Benton - The Effects of Non-Alcoholic Beer vs. Gatorade on the Recovery of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness in Endurance Athletes After a Strenuous Endurance Exercise

Session 2: May 8 at 11:30 a.m.

  • Anna Grobelny - Achieving Regioselective [2+2] Cycloaddition Reaction within Pure and Mixed Organic Co-crystals
  • Peter Conowall - Use of L. Minor for the Bioremediation of Toxic Monomers Styrene and Bisphenol-A
  • Fatima Jahic - Color Vision in the Western Harvester Ant, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
  • Elizabeth Helton - Effect of Oil-Eating Microbes on Petroleum-Derived Hydrocarbons

Session 3: May 8 at 2 p.m.

  • Alyssa Carter - Measuring the effects of Roundup® on two model organisms: Vibrio fischeri and Tetrahymena pyriformis
  • Devin McMiller - The Effects of a 6 Week Tabata Interval Protocol versus a 30 sec on/30 sec off Airdyne Bike Interval Training Protocol on Body Composition
  • Kris Hickman - The Effects of Sevoflurane on Tau Protein in Differentiated PC12 Cells
  • Meredith Harrison - Host Specificity of Bacteriophages from Webster University

Session 4: May 9 at 10 a.m.

  • Fayeshun Brown - Utilizing Halogen Bonds to Achieve [2+2] Cycloadditions in the Organic Solid State
  • Ryan Stanley - Gene Expression of Pogonomyrmex occidentalis Ants in Response to RoundUp Exposure
  • Conner Wardlaw - The Effects of Propreoceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Versus Static Stretching on Glenohumeral Joint Range of Motion
  • Danielle Valli - Climate Change in Union, MO: Implications for Flowering Phenology
  • Keegan Sheahan - Changes in the Nest Building Activity of Western Harvester Ants Exposed to Epigenetic Drugs

Session 5: May 9 at 1 p.m.

  • Charles McGhee - The Effects of Growth on Probiotics in Common Oils
  • Ruben Gonzalez - The Effects of Anesthetics on Plant Action Potential
  • Joseph Chibnall - Ant Navigational Systems
  • Thomas Quintero - The Effect of POEA on Western Harvester Ant Food Preferences and Consumption

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