As summer comes to an end, the participants of the 2018 FRI Summer Undergraduate Research Program are finalizing their findings. Join the participants on July 26th at 9 a.m. to learn about the results of their studies. All are welcome to attend in person (room 6201 of the Microbial Sciences Building) as well as online through a free webinar provided by the Microbial Sciences Department. The schedule of presentations is as follows.
9am – 9:15: Protein Purification and Enzymatic Assay of Toxoplasma Lipoxygenase Candidates. Lindsey Koch. Faculty mentor: Laura Knoll; Lab mentor: Sarah Wilson 9:15 – 9:30: Entamoeba coli cyst development during acute and chronic phases of host- colonization. Colin Kim. Faculty mentor: Laura Knoll
9:30 – 9:45: Investigation on the Antibacterial Activity of Aspergillus Oryzae Extract. Phoebe Zhao. Faculty mentor: Tu Anh Huynh
9:45 – 10:00: The role of cyclic-di-AMP in bacterial growth and antibiotics resistance. Nigel Kang. Faculty mentor: Tu Anh Huynh
10:00 – 10:15: Growth of filamentous and non-filamentous Escherichia coli during osmotic stress. Brigitte Flannery. Faculty mentor: Charles Kaspar
10:15 – 10:30: Break
10:30 – 10:45: Observation of spoilage organisms in chorizo. Vanessa Villasenor. Faculty mentor: Kathy Glass and Andy Milkowski. 10:45 – 11:00: Comparative survival of Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica, or Shiga toxin- producing Escherichia coli on fresh-cut retail produce at 22°C. Eleanor Hanson. Faculty mentor: Barb Ingham; Lab Mentor: Crystal Zhao.
11:00 – 11:15: Investigation of Salmonella enterica mutants through plant colonization assays. Kelsey Wigand. Faculty mentor: Jeri Barak; Lab mentor: Brett Plagenz
11:15 – 11:30: Microbial Suppression by Lactobacillus reuteri in Orange Juice. Ling Qui. Faculty mentor: JP Van Pijkeren; Lab mentor: JeeHwan Oh
11:30 – 11:45: Control of aflatoxin contamination using edible Aspergillus oryzae fungus. Meghan Graham. Faculty mentor: Jae-Hyuk Yu; Lab mentor: Ahmad Alshannaq
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