Link: University of Iowa

16th Annual (and 1st Virtual!) Gene F. Lata Undergraduate Research Symposium

Six students presented at this year’s Undergraduate Honors Program. This year marks the sixteenth year for the Gene F. Lata Undergraduate Research Symposium and first Virtual symposium.

The speakers this year were:

OLUMAYOKUN (MAYO) AKINBO Implications of Tyrosine Kinase 2 in Lacrimal Gland Disease in a Mouse Model of Sjögren’s Syndrome
Mentor: Scott Lieberman

ANGELA BENTONInvestigating the neural crest gene regulatory network: identification of an enhancer nearby tfap2a
Mentor: Robert Cornell

BRIANNA LUPOThe molecular basis of multivalent DNA-binding by the BRM AT- hook and bromodomain
Mentor: Catherine Musselman

ANGELA MAHONEYDevelopment of a Cell Based Assay to Investigate KCNV2 Retinopathy
Mentor: Sheila Baker

EMELEETA PAINTSILThe mechanism of Stalled DNA Replication Forks Protection by the RAD52 DNA Repair Protein
Mentor: Maria Spies

FRANCESCA SPENCERHow protein aggregation may establish nucleolar domain formation and function
Mentor: Daniel Weeks

Please join Professor Marc Wold, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Honors Advisor, in congratulating these 2020 graduates and their research mentors for a job well done.

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