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Undergraduate Research in Biology

 


Westminster undergraduate student research presentations at regional & national conferences:

2014

 C. Rivera and Kleba, B.  Biodegradation of hydrocarbons by Great Salt Lake microorganisms.  Intermountain Branch of American Society of Microbiology Annual Meeting. Provo, UT. 2014.

 A. Fratto and B. Kleba.  Life at the Extremes:  Finding earthly analogs for potential life on Mars.  Intermountain Branch of American Society of Microbiology Annual Meeting. Provo, UT. 2014.

2013

B.J. Avery, J.G. Doherty, A.G. Roegiers, R.R. Sheen. A preliminary investigation of the intrapopulation genetic diversity of the brine shrimp, Artemia franciscana, in Great Salt Lake, Utah, at the mitochondrial COI locus by High Resolution Melting Analysis. 98th Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. 2013.

 E. Tackie-Yarboi . and B.J. Avery. DNA Based Identification and Prevalence of Cestode Parasites in the Brine Shrimp (Artemia franciscana) from Great Salt Lake, Utah. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. 2013.

 C. Bidez, M. Anderson, F.J. Black, and C.A. Clay. Urban stream health: Macroinvertebrates and periphyton as indicators. Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN. 2013.

 H.A. Reynolds, C.M. Stracey, and F.J. Black. An assessment of mercury concentrations in a terrestrial songbird at the Great Salt Lake. Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN. 2013.

 K. Sanchez, D. Hawkins, T. Shepherd, C.M. Stracey. Singing on the nest: The occurrence of a paradoxical behavior. Poster presented at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN. 2013.

 D. Hawkins, T. Shepherd, C.M. Stracey. Frequency characteristics of urban house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) songs. Poster presented at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN. 2013.

 N.S. Batty, A. M. Roach, C. E. Mulkey, B. Kleba. Isolation & Identification of Hydrocarbon Metabolizing Microbes from Great Salt Lake. Poster presented at the Intermountain Branch of the American Society of Microbiology Annual Meeting. 2013.

 L. Wolf,  N.S. Batty, C. Johnston, A. Moran-Reyna, Z. Grace, A. Shows, H. Minton, L. Landen, J. A. Coker, B. Kleba. Identification of the Microbial Life on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Poster presented at the Intermountain Branch of the American Society of Microbiology Annual Meeting. 2013.

 

Westminster undergraduate student research presentations at local meetings:

Utah Council of Undergraduate Research (UCUR), Brigham Young University,                                                        Provo, Utah, February 28, 2014:

  C. Bidez, M. Davidson. Periphyton as an Indicator of Urban Stream Health. Mentor:  C. Clay

 A. Smith, A. Wood, C. Lam. Genetic origins of mercury resistance in Great Salt Lake halophiles. Mentor:  B. Baxter

 E. Tackie-Yarboi. DNA based identification and prevalence of cestode parasites in the brine shrimp (Artemia fransiscana) from Great Salt Lake, Utah. Mentor: B. Avery

 M. Davison, C. Bidez, M. Anderson. Macroinvertebrate assemblage as in indicator of urban stream health. Mentor:C. Clay

 C. Rivera. Biodegredation of hydrocarbons by Great Salt Lake microorganisms. Mentor:  B. Kleba

 A. Fratto. Life at the Extremes: Finding Earthly analogs for potential life on Mars.  Mentor:  B. Kleba

Other 2014 local presentations

 C. Jasumback.  Parasites, Brine Shrimp, and Birds of the Great Salt Lake.  Great Salt Lake Audubon monthly meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2014. Mentor:  B. Avery

 C. Rivera.  Living the Salty Live.  Great Salt Lake Audubon monthly meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2014. Mentor:  B. Kleba

  

Utah Council of Undergraduate Research (UCUR), Utah State University,                                                     Logan, UT, February 21-22, 2013:

 M. Anderson. "Assessing the impact of urbanization on stream health"  Mentor:  C. Clay

 N. Batty. "Isolation of hydrocarbon metabolizing microorganisms in the Great Salt Lake"  Mentor:  B. Kleba

  J. Collins. "Total Mercury and Methylmercury in Water and Brine Flies from Two Distinct Sites at the Great Salt Lake"  Mentor:  F. Black

 G. Doherty. "Exploring the Population Genetics of Artemia Franciscana in the Great Salt Lake"  Mentor:  B. Avery

 D. Hawkins. “Frequency characteristics of urban house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) songs”  Mentor:  C. Stracey

Other 2013 local presentations

 A. Smith. Mercury tolerance in halophiles and cultivation techniques. Great Salt Lake Audubon monthly meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2013. Mentor:  B. Baxter