Live Event is December 4. 2021 from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Virtual Booths are open till Spring 2022.

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vBio Day Agenda

10:30 – 11:00am: Biology and MARC Information Session

Biology professors 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 – 11:30am: Welcome Remarks and Rapid Fire Presentations

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11:30am – 12:15pm: Session A Presentations

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Student Authors/
Poster & Room #


Taqdees Gohar
Poster/Room 1

Sex and Strain Differences in Working Memory in the Rats

D’Erica Boskie
Poster/Room 2

Exploring the role of SBTs on stomatal development in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Julianna Jimenez
Poster/Room 3

The Use of Barr Bodies to Determine Sex in Samples of Forensic Significance
John Crespo
Poster/Room 4
Pilot Study Reveals Reduced Sleep Increases Sensitivity to Chemical Nociception in Drosophila melanogaster

Sienna Casciato
Poster/Room 5

Characterizing Genetic Mechanisms for Measuring Day-Length in Neurospora crassa

Anthony Monte Carlo (MARC)
Poster/Room 6

Inactivation Kinetics of G-Quadruplex/Hemin Complex and Optimization for More Stable Catalysis

Teresa Osorio
Poster/Room 7

A Quantitative Approach to Examine Levels of Inorganic Polyphosphate in Annelida

Christina Suoto
Poster/Room 8

Characterizing Seizure Susceptibility in a Drosophila melanogaster Model of Familial Hemiplegic Migraine

Sashoya S. Dougan
Poster/Room 9

Investigating the Origin of Novel Reptile-infecting Adenoviruses

12:15pm – 12:50pm: Session B Presentations

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Student Authors


Liliana Berrios
Poster/Room 1

The effects of warming and nutrient enrichment on rates of ecological change: preliminary data from an ongoing meta-analysis

Lisa Traczyk
Poster/Room 2

Generation of higher-ordered mutants in stomatal-related receptors

Malaika Mahmood
Poster/Room 3

A Machine-Vision Approach for Automated Locomotor Recovery Evaluation at Millisecond Timescales

Jannat Fareen
Poster/Room 4

Baseline variation in Arthropod diversity and abundance in the NJ Pinelands: the first step in long term ecological research on the impacts of climate change

Kinjal Mody
Poster/Room 5

Modifying the Rat Grimace Scale for the Sub-Second Assessment of Acute Pain

Anthony Monte Carlo (495)
Poster/Room 6

Photon energy transfer along DNA nanowires enabled by G-Quadruplex Enhanced Fluorescence

PPBR Team Brainiacs:
Donaira Dent, Sashoya Dougan, Chelsea Guarrera, and Swetha Samuel
Poster/Room 7

Understanding the effects of Stress on ALS Symptomology in Drosophila melanogaster

PPBR Team Exerflies:
Alexis Winters, D’Erica Boskie, Julianna Jimenez, Makeda Smalls, and Andrew Carpen
Poster/Room 8

Establishing Drosophila melanogaster as a Model Organism for Anxiety Research

12:50pm – 1pm: Student Prize Awards and Closing Remarks