Research Days 2023

Departmental Event

Date:  Apr 07, 2023 - 08:30am

Location: Castetter Hall

32nd Annual Research Days

Thursday, April 6 &
Friday, April 7, 2023

A Presentation of Student Research Celebrating
Discovery and Education in the Biological Sciences

The event will kick off with a special in-person seminar by Dr. Gavin Jones, US Forest Service, on Thursday April 6th. Then on Friday April 7th, the day will be filled with student talks and posters, biology laboratory tours, a buffet lunch, and a keynote seminar by our Research Day speaker, Dr. Karla R. Kaun from Brown University. The day will wrap up with a ceremony announcing scholarship recipients and talk and poster award winners. See below for detailed schedule. Research Day is open to all and we encourage presentations from undergraduate and graduate students.

2022 Keynote SpeakerDr. Karla R. Kaun

Seminar Title: "Plasticity underlying escalation of alcohol use"

Special Thursday Seminar: Dr. Gavin Jones

Seminar Title: "Ecology, evolution, and conservation of wildlife in a fiery world"


Schedule of Events

Program Booklet (pdf)

Download schedule (pdf)

Thursday's schedule
all day Judges preview posters
12:30 p.m. Grad lunch with Dr. Karla Kaun CAST Room 1420 (PiBBs)
1:30-3:30 p.m.

 Poster Printing and Hanging Assistance Hours (BGSA reps)

 CAST 1st Floor
3:30-4:30 p.m. Special Seminar: Dr. Gavin Jones - "Ecology, evolution, and conservation of wildlife in a fiery world" CAST Room 100
4:30 p.m.

 Hausammann Brewhaus Social

 2004 Central Ave SE
Friday's schedule
10:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. BGSA Silent Auction and Bake Sale CAST Greenhouse
8:30-11:00 a.m.


 CAST Main Office Room 167
8:30–9:30 a.m.

 Session 1 Cell and Molecular Biology Talks (4 talks)

 CAST Room 100
8:30-8:45 a.m.

 Adil Wani

8:45-9:00 a.m.

 Brendan Sanders

9:00-9:15 a.m.

 Claire Doherty

9:15-9:30 a.m.

 Benjamin Garcia

9:30-10:45 a.m.

 Session 2 Plants, Fungi, & Algae Talks (5 talks)

 CAST Room 100
9:30-9:45 a.m.

 Carolina Valderrama Hincapie

9:45-10:00 a.m.

 Simon Doneski

10:00-10:15 a.m.

 Kayley You Mak

10:15-10:30 a.m.

 Louis Hight

10:30-10:45 a.m.

 Jeremiah Westerman

10:45-11:00 a.m. Break 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 Session 3 Ecology and Evolution Talks (4 talks)

 CAST Room 100
11:00-11:15 a.m.

 Eve Rowland

11:15-11:30 a.m.

 Oona Takano

11:30-11:45 a.m.

 Ryan Ozatalar

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 Katey Driscoll

12:00-1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch 
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Open Laboratory Visits
 Adema Snail Immunology Lab CAST 2442
 Salinas Immunology Lab CAST 2564
 Syed Neural Diversity Lab CAST 215
 Vesbach Microbial Diversity Lab CAST 3517
 Center for Stable Isotopes PAIS 1315
1:00–2:00 p.m. Session 1 Student Posters CAST 1st Floor
  1. Adina Abudushalamu
  2. Adriana Fuentes
  3. Amir Mani
  5. Ariadna Torres
  6. Austin Hendricks
  7. Branden White
  8. Brandi Hess
  9. Brenda L Ramos Villanueva
  10. Cassandra Miller
  11. Diego DeMmon
  12. Dylan Martin
  13. Ellie Larence
  14. Helena Mieras
  15. Irvin Arroyo-Torres
  16. Xanthe Miller
  17. Sarah Maestrejuan
  18. Simon Doneski
2:00-3:00 p.m.  Session 2 Student Posters CAST 1st Floor
  1. Alexa Gonzalez
  2. Alexis Reyes
  3. Ethan Gyllenhaal
  4. Grant Forbrig
  5. Helena Mieras
  6. Julian Rojo
  7. Kevin McQuirk
  8. Khadijah Burke
  9. Kyana Montoya
  10. Leigh James
  11. Lucy Liang
  12. Marelessis Palomino
  13. Maya Shamsid-Deen
  14. Nicholas Ryan
  15. Nolan Perryman
  16. Paige Patterson
  17. Raquel Mendoza
  18. Yago Santos
3:00-3:30 a.m. Coffee Break
3:30-4:30 p.m. Keynote Seminar: Dr. Karla R. Kaun - "Plasticity underlying escalation of alcohol use" SMLC 102
4:30-5:30 p.m. Student Scholarships & Awards Ceremony SMLC 102
5:30-6:30 p.m. Reception SMLC 102
6:30 p.m. Bosque Brewing Social 106 Girard Blvd SE B

Committee Members

Co-Chair: Seth Newsome
Co-Chair: Syed Mubarak