ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition

Event organizers: Kathleen Cornely, Providence College, Phillip Ortiz, State University of New York, and Kimberly Dickson, Lawrence University

Poster Competition winners

 Congratulations to the winners of the undergraduate poster competition and a warm thank you to all of our participants!

Category Status Name Institution Abstract Title 
Cell Biology Winner Alec Perrera University of Arizona Arsenic and Line-1 Disrupt Developmental Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition: Implications for Cardiac Morphogenesis
Cell Biology Honorable Mention Samuel Block University of Wisconsin-Madison Carboxyl-Terminus of TFG Regulates Directional Movement of COPII Transport Carriers
Cell Biology Honorable Mention Todd Fleming University of North Carolina Asheville Determinants in the C-terminal region of G⍺12 and G⍺13 allow distinct mechanisms of cell growth signaling
Cell Biology Honorable Mention Jake Griner Florida Southern College Exploiting Immunogenic Modulation in Chordoma: Sublethal Radiation Increases EGFR Expression and Sensitizes Tumor Cells to Cetuximab
Cell Biology Honorable Mention Stefanie Miller Elon University Understanding the role of BCL-2 Proteins in Hyperglycemia-induced Apoptosis in Cardiomyocytes
DNA Winner Andrew DeLaitsch University of Wisconsin-Madison Structural Characterization of the Recognition of U6 snRNA by the Yeast U6 Biogenesis Protein Usb1
DNA Honorable Mention Ghida Ghanim Agnes Scott College Elucidating a Putative Enhancer Element for the Human LAT Gene
DNA Honorable Mention Cody Lemke Iowa State University Predicting Function of Class II Diterpene Cyclases in Bacterial Species Using a Sequence Similarity Network
DNA Honorable Mention Julianne Riggs Wesleyan University Interactions between variant histone H2A.Z and linker histone H1 in budding yeast
DNA Honorable Mention Christian Schreib Trinity University Exploring Dib1’s Role in pre-mRNA Splicing
Metabolism Winner Nguyen Pham University of California, Los Angeles A conserved putative kinase is required for coenzyme Q biosynthesis: Functional insights from yeast genetics
Metabolism Honorable Mention Timothy Davie University of Wisconsin La Crosse Characterizing the Interactions Between Mg2+ and a Periplasmic Lipoprotein Involved in Mg2+ Homeostasis in Salmonella enterica
Metabolism Honorable Mention Tyler Jensen Northeastern University Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Family Signaling in the Regenerating Axolotl Lung
Metabolism Honorable Mention Taylor Manzella Bemidji State University Characterizing the role of the Na+- H+ Exchanger Isoform 1 (NHE1) in cell proliferation and migration in ovarian cancer cells
Metabolism Honorable Mention Amanda Smythers Marshall University Characterizing Lipid Production in Chlorella vulgaris Exposed to Sethoxydim, an Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase Inhibitor
Proteins & Enzymes Winner Sarah Glass Kalamazoo College Rolapitant is not a mechanism-based inactivator or tight-binding inhibitor of CYP2D6 in vitro
Proteins & Enzymes Honorable Mention Sarah Catherine Baker University of Notre Dame Stronger Together: The role of cysteine residues in Ebola viral matrix protein VP40
Proteins & Enzymes Honorable Mention Madeline Brunner University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Hemolysin A non-polar subdomain destabilization inhibits hemolysis
Proteins & Enzymes Honorable Mention Stephen Early University of Wisconsin-Madison Electrostatic Contributions of Aromatic Residues in Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions 
Proteins & Enzymes Honorable Mention Raoul Wadhwa Kalamazoo College An interdisciplinary investigation of antimicrobial peptides

If you have any questions, please contact Nadine Gombakomba at ngombakomba@asbmb.org.