End of Summer REU Symposium

At the end of the summer, REU participants presented their research.

Thursday, August 5, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (Central Standard Time)
View Recording: YouTube

In Person: Whitaker Hall, Room 100, Washington University in St. Louis
Virtual: Zoom Link

AGENDA:

10:00 am -10:15 am – Welcoming Remarks
Guy Genin, PhD, CEMB Co-Director and
Patricia Widder, CEMB Education Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

10:15 am – 10:30 am – Julia Behlmann, University of Tulsa
Elizabeth Haswell Lab
MS Ion Channel OSCA2A is Required for Normal Drought Response in Moss
Abstract

10:35 am -10:50 am – Annika Avula, Centre College
Ram Dixit Lab
Developing Plant “Tissue-on-a-Chip” Technology to Study Mechanical Forces in Plant Cells
Abstract

10:55 am – 11:10 am – Abdulaziz Said, Washington University in St. Louis
Amit Pathak Lab
Hypoxia Enhances Spreading and Migration of Cancerous Breast Epithelial Cells
Abstract

11:10-11:20 – Break

11:20 am -11:35 am – Osmar Torres Benavides, University of Texas at El Paso
Guy Genin/Ram Dixit Labs
Organ-level root skewing of the Arabidopsis thaliana right-handed mutant, spr1-3, switches handedness in response to increased shear force
Abstract

11:40 am – 11:55 am – Miranda Copenhaver, Washington University in St. Louis
Marcus Foston Lab
UV Activation May Offer More Precise Control of Mechanical Properties of Cellulose Nanocomposites via Benzophenone Crosslinking
Abstract

12:00 pm -12:15 pm – Sorina Munteanu, University of California – Merced
Guy Genin Lab
The Role of Actomyosin Contractility in the Dynamics of Microtubule-Based Fibroblast Protrusion
Abstract

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm – Closing Remarks
Guy Genin, PhD, CEMB Co-Director and
Patricia Widder, CEMB Education Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

Boxed lunches and beverages will be available afterwards. Snacks and beverages will be available during the symposium on the table outside of Whitaker 100 in the Whitaker hall atrium.