Events From Previous Years


UO-REU 2017 Events


Intern Arrival Welcoming

2017 Welcoming Reception
UO-REU scholars meet UO Life Sciences faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate researchers.

First year UO Graduate student Rotation Talks


Faculty Research Seminar Series

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2017 Faculty Research Seminar Series

"Ventromedial prefrontal cortex represents abstract information during concept generalization "
Caitlin Bowman, UO Institute of Neuroscience

"Identifying Genes Required for C. elegans Embryonic Morphogenesis"
Molly Jud, UO Institute of Molecular Biology

"Using Native Mass Spectrometry to Probe the Protein-Lipid Interactions of Anthrax Toxi"
Jesse Wilson, UO Institute of Molecular Biology

"The effect of mental fatigue on neuromuscular function and balance"
Amanda Morris, UO Institute of Neuroscience, UO Department of Psychology

"“Center for Advanced Materials Characterization in Oregon (CAMCOR) Tour "


"Stem cells to Circuits : Generating neural diversity of a functional brain"
Syed Mubarak, UO Institute of Neuroscience

"Active sensation during olfactory navigation"
Reese Findley, UO Institute of Neuroscience, Department of Psychology

"Effects of Aging on Meiotic Double Strand DNA Break Repair"
Erik Toraason, UO Institute of Molecular Biology, UO Department of Biology

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Professional Development Workshops

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2017 Professional Development Workshops
Allan Price Science Commons & Research Library - Thursdays
"The Nature of Science and Scientific Research"
Bryan Rebar, UO SPUR Director

"Internet Tools in Life Sciences Research "
Dean Walton, UO Science & Technology Outreach Librarian

"Responsible Conduct of Research"
Peter O'Day, UO Department of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience

"Lab Notebooks"
Alice Barkan, UO Department of Molecular Biology

"Applying to grad school"
Tori Byington, Professional Development & Career Planning Manager

"Graduate School Panel"
Speakers: Tory Herman, Iryna Yavorska, Emily Sweeney

"Responsible Conduct of Research"
Peter O'Day,UO Department of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience

"Scientific Posters"
Dean Walton, UO Science & Technology Outreach Librarian

"Diversity in STEM"
Audrey Lucero, UO College of Education

"Effective Science Talks and Answering Questions "
Bryan Rebar, UO SPUR Director

"Program Evaluation & Research Talk Preparation"
Bryan Rebar, UO SPUR Director

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Cultural, Social, and Scientific Enrichment Activities

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2017 Cultural, Social, and Scientific Enrichment Activities


"Tide Pools on the Coast of Southwest Oregon"
Jan Hodder, UO Biology and Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Mount Mazama
Crater Lake

Mckenzie River
River Rafting

Oregon City
Research Station and skydiving

"Stars and Volcanos"
Newberry Crater and the University of Oregon Pine Mountain Observatory


Oakridge (Waldo Lake Day trip)

Bend (South Sister)

"Dunes of Oregon"
SPUR excursion to Honeyman Park and Cleawox Lake

"Silver Creek Falls"
Hiking trips to Silver Creek Falls State Park

"SPUR Discussion Panel with Oregon Young Scholars (OYS)"
HEDCO 220, Oregon Young Scholars

"Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) Program"
University of Oregon, SAIL Program

"Imaging the functioning human brain"
UO Lewis Center for NeuroImaging

"Fall Creek Reservoir"
Tubing and Swimming at Fall Creek Reservoir

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Research Discussion Group

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2017 Research Discussion Group
Allan Price Science Commons & Research Library

UO-REU scholars discuss their ongoing projects, work on conference proposals, learn how to effectively communicate their research, and gather poster feedback on a weekly basis

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Undergraduate Research Symposium


2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium


Because the UO SPUR Symposium presentations include original, unpublished data from ongoing investigations, we do not release text, recordings or abstracts from the Symposium. Information may be available directly from the research directors.

Introduction
Dr. Karen Guillemin, UO META Center Director

Keynote Talk

Dr. Diane Hawley , UO Institute of Molecular Biology


Olive

Olive Anagu Whittier College
"Platinum(II) based drugs - cisplatin, oxaliplatin, and carboplatin effect on ribosome biogenesis"
Professor Vickie Derose, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Emily Sutton
Rashika

Rashika Budhathoki North Virginia Community College
"Linking Transcription Factors to Neuronal Connectivity in the Central Complex of Drosophila"
Professor Chris Doe, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Luis Sullivan, Mubarak Syed

Alexia

Alexia Gee California State University: San Marcos
"Investigating the relationship between plant diversity and soil carbon across elevation gradients of sagebrush steppe communities"
Lucas Silva, Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Mentor: Schyler Reis

Jocelyne

Jocelyne Hernandez
Texas A&M University
"Understanding the Evolutionary Paths of Proteins Using GFP to RFP Analysis"
Mike Harms, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Anneliese Morrison
Uriel

Uriel Jean-Baptiste Florida State University
"Using a Sequence-Specific Chromatin Remodeling Protein to Alter Heat Shock Response in S. Cerevisiae. "
Jeffrey McKnight, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Laura McKnight, Zena Jensvold
Cameron

Cameron Long Santa Rosa Junior College
"Characterization of colonic apoptosis following DSS induced colitis in the absence of Lrig3"
Annie Powell, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Bree Mohr
Serena

Serena Sweet University of Miami
"Quantification of Synapse Number For Identification of Molecules Influencing Cholinergic Synapse Formation in Drosophila "
Chris Doe, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Sarah Ackerman, Emily Sales
Samuel

Samuel Tao University of Florida
"Using Microfluidic Electrophysiology to Assess Clozapine Sensitivity In Natural Isolates of C. elegans."
Shawn Lockery, Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Serge Faumont
Isabella

Isabella Young University of Florida
"Investigation of Transmembrane Pore-Forming Toxins with Native Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry "
Jim Prell, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Jesse Wilson
Brian

Brenna Tremp Hillsdale College
"Undiagnosed Disease Network--Validation of copb2"
Monte Westerfield, Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Aurélie Clément
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