To access links to each session day of the event, click on the event’s text. Linked text will underline when you hover over them.
For further instruction on how to navigate Virtual Biology Day watch this instructional video from Dr. Kwangwon Lee. For info sessions, welcoming remarks, student club panel and closing please be sure to mute your microphones and utilize the chat for questions.
10:30 – 11:00: Information Sessions
- Admissions Information Session
Interested in Rutgers–Camden? Join the Admissions office for a live information session. A Q&A chat with Admissions will be available throughout the event on December 5.
- Biology and MARC Program Information Session
Dr. Lee and Dr. Fried will go over the basics of our Undergraduate Biology program and also go over the MARC U*STAR program, which provides training, support, and mentorship for undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds interested in pursuing a PhD in the biomedical sciences with the ultimate goal of enhancing diversity in the biomedical sciences.
11:00 – 11:10: Welcome to Virtual Biology vBio Day!
11:10 – 11:50: Session A Presentations [Click on a project Title to enter each virtual booth]
11:50 – 12:30: Session B Presentations [Click on a project Title to enter each virtual booth]
(Presenter in bold)
|Gianna-Rose DiDonato and Andrey Grigoriev
||Relating Genomic and Phenotypic Differences Between Brown Bears and Polar Bears
|Harjit Khaira and Kwangwon Lee
||Characterizing genetic mechanisms involved in measuring day-length in Drosophila melanogaster
|Isabella Slack, Nia Nikolaidis and Amy Savage
||Does urbanization drive variance in bee traits? An examination of desert bee body weight in urban and rural habitats
|Julia DeFeo, John Dighton, Michael Gallagher and Angélica González
||Effects of Burn Severity on Soil Arthropod Functional Trait Diversity in Pinelands Ecosystems
|Kiyoshi Woods, Gilharia Delva, Sarah D’Angelo, Brittany Ruiz and Nathan T. Fried
||The development of a high-speed rat pain ethogram
|Sarah A. D’Angelo and Nathan T. Fried
||Meta-analysis of Preclinical Rodent Chronic Pain Studies: A Systematic Study Identifying Trends and Inconsistencies of Language, Methodology, Biases, and Models Utilized Within the Field
|Sienna Casciato, Jannat Fareen and Meloney Polinati
||The Effect of Cannabidiol (CBD) on the Learning and Short-Term Memory of Drosophila melanogaster
|Taqdees Gohar, Scott Dunn and Elizabeth West
||The Effect of Sex on Working Memory in Rats
|Xiao Hua (“Anna”) Liang, Mary B. Dratman, David J. Augeri, and Joseph V. Martin
||Identification and Physiological Effects of Thyronamine Analogues of Catecholamines in Sprague Dawley Rats
|Iayra Bates, Lillian Kappatos and Madeline Oliver
||Natural microcosms as useful models in ecological and evolutionary research: tank bromeliads, pitcher plants and rock pools
12:30 – 1:00: Student Club Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks