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Biologists take home poster awards during this year’s Life Sciences Week

April 23, 2019

Congratulations to the six biologists who won poster awards at this year’s Life Sciences Week.

FIRST PLACE

Andrew Yowell

photo by Danielle Pycior, Bond LSC

Andrew Yowell, a biology major, won first place for the undergraduate research poster competition at the awards ceremony.

His poster covered the research on cell well synthesis in Agrobacterium, which he is carrying out Dr. Pamela Brown’s lab.


photo by Danielle Pycior, Bond LSC

Makenzie Mabry, a Ph.D. candidate, won first place in the ecological and evolutionary biology category at the awards ceremony.

Her poster covered her research on Brassica oleracea and wild relatives, which she is carrying out in Dr. J. Chris Pires’ lab.


photo by Danielle Pycior, Bond LSC

Jan Lorie Robil, a Ph.D. candidate, won first place in the plant biolgy, health and disease category at the awards ceremony.

His poster covered his research on the role of auxin in vein patterning in maize, which he is carrying out in the lab of Dr. Paula McSteen.

SECOND PLACE

photo by Danielle Pycior, Bond LSC

Alec Wilken, a biology major, won second place in the undergraduate research poster competition at the awards ceremony.

His poster covered the research he’s doing on the biomechanics of lizard skulls in the lab of Casey Holliday.


photo by Danielle Pycior, Bond LSC

Aditi Mishra, a Ph.D. candidate, won second place in the life sciences innovations category at the awards ceremony.

Her poster covered the research she is doing on the development of novel thermogenetic tools in fruit flies, which she is carrying out in the lab of Dr. Troy Zars.


photo by Danielle Pycior, Bond LSC

Dr. Robert Kazmierczak, a postdoctoral fellow, won second place in the comparative and translational medicine category at the awards ceremony.

His poster covered his research on developing novel cancer-targeting treatments using bacteria, which he is carrying out with Dr. Yves Chabu and the Cancer Research Center.

HONORABLE MENTION

Micah Turrell

photo by Danielle Pycior, Bond LSC

Micah Turrell, who is minoring in biology, won honorable mention in the ecological and evolutionary biology category at the awards ceremony.

His poster covered the research he is doing on evaluating the critical thermal maxima among four species of Missouri salamanders, which he is carrying out in Dr. Manuel Leal’s lab.

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Visit MizzouBiology’s Twitter account and the Bond Life Sciences Center Flikr album to see more photos from this year’s Life Sciences Week.

Related categories:
Awards, Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies