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North-Central Region UAN Schools and Contacts
Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) - Bradley Wallar
Hope College (Holland, MI) - Michael J. Pikaart (Regional Director)
Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, MI) - Regina Stevens-Truss
Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, IL) - Karen Kird
Otterbein University (Westerville, OH) - John Tansey
University of Michigan at Dearborn (Dearborn, MI) - Peter Oelkers, Marilee Benore (UAN Chair)
University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN) - Robert V. Stahelin
University of Wisconsin La Crosse (La Crosse, WI) - Todd Weaver
University of Wisconsin Madison (Madison, WI) - Bo Liu
University of Wisconsin Platteville (Platteville, WI) - Chanaka Mendis
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (Stevens Point, WI) - Jim Lawrence (Regional Director)
Viterbo University University (La Crosse, WI) - Scott Gabriel
Wabash College(Crawfordsville, IN) - Ann Taylor and Walter Novak
Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL) - Jenq-Kuen Huang, Lisa Wen
Wisconsin Luthern College (Milwaukie, WI) - Andrew Mundt
North-Central Region News and Activities
December 13, 2010 -- Viterbo University (La Crosse, WI) recently held its 8th Annual Seven River’s Undergraduate Research Symposium on November 12, 2010. The meeting was organized by Ward Jones (Biology) and Scott Gabriel (Chemistry) and in part supported by an ASBMB-UAN Regional Meeting Award. The symposium kicked off with a keynote address by Lee Alan Dugatkin (Biology, University of Louisville) titled “Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose”. The keynote address was followed by two student poster sessions and a number of oral presentations. Approximately 180 students representing 11 area colleges and universities presented on a range of topics such as snails, tick-borne pathogens, and racerunners. An award ceremony culminated the event, where two ASBMB-UAN Travel Awards were presented by Todd Weaver (ASBMB-UAN NC Director). Lukas Wallerich from St. Mary's University in Winona, Minn, won a travel award for his oral presentation titled “Tick-borne Pathogens in Winona County: Borrelia burdgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes scapularis”. Kelly Theede from Winona State University won the second travel award for her poster presentation, “Characterization of a Genetic Interaction Between SBP1 and WHI3 In Saccharyomyces cerevisiae”. For those of you in the North-central area, please consider yourself invited to next year’s symposium on the Viterbo campus scheduled for 11/11/11. For information please contact Ward Jones: email@example.com.
(Pictured left to right: Scott Gabriel (Chemistry, Viterbo University), Ward Jones (Biology, Viterbo University), Todd Weaver (ASBMB-UAN North-Central Director), Kelly Theede (ASBMB-UAN Travel Award Winner, Winona State University), Lukas Wallerich (ASBMB-UAN Travel Award Winner, St. Mary’s University).
Questions? Contact the North-Central UAN Regional Director
Todd Weaver - University of Wisconsin La Cross
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