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 May 1.
  • Biology and MARC Program Information Session
    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 – 11:45: Session A Presentations.
Click on a project Title to enter each virtual booth. Live Zoom event presentations will take place in Zoom Breakout Rooms. 

Room # Authors Title
1 Anna Liang Identification, Quantification, and in vivo Effects of Thyronamine Analogues of Catecholamines in Sprague Dawley Rats
2 Harjit Khaira Characterizing Genetic Mechanisms Involved in Photoperiodism in Drosophila melanogaster
3 Julianna Jimenez The Use of Barr Bodies to Determine Sex in Samples of Forensic Significance
4 Kiyoshi Woods The Development of a High-Speed Rat Pain Ethogram
5 Shariq Khan Investigating the Role of Sleep on Acute and Chronic Pain Responses in Drosophila melanogaster
6 Sienna Casciato Characterizing Genetic Mechanisms for Measuring Day-Length in Neurospora crassa
7 Taqdees Gohar Sex Differences in Working Memory in the Rats
8 William Myers Regulatory Cross-Talk Between Protein Occupancy and DNA Methylation in Escherichia coli

11:50 – 11:55: Intermission “coffee break”

11:55 – 12:30: Session B Presentations.
Click on a project Title to enter each virtual booth. Live Zoom event presentations will take place in Zoom Breakout Rooms. 

Room # Authors Title
1 Anthony R. Monte Carlo III,
Ezry Santiago-McRae
Investigation of G-Quadruplex Mimicked Enzyme Kinetics for Molecular Sensing
2 Christopher Cummings,
Emily Fabricante,
Jennifer Lim,
Malaika Mahmood,
Fadwa Mohamed
CBD’s Mechanism In Producing Pain Relief in Drosophila melanogaster
3 Gianna-Rose DiDonato Relating Genomic and Phenotypic Differences Between Brown Bears and Polar Bears
4 Jennifer Le Identification of Stomatal-Related, T-DNA Mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana
5 Julia DeFeo Evaluating the Effects of Wild and Prescribed Fire on the Taxonomic and Functional Diversity of Soil-Dwelling Arthropods in the New Jersey Pinelands, a High-Disturbance System
6 Sarah A. D’Angelo,
Kiyoshi Woods,
John Crespo
Studying the Evolutionary Purpose of Chronic Pain in Drosophila melanogaster
7 Stephanie Emerson,
Humaira Khan,
Teresa Osorio,
Lisa Traczyk
The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Memory Retention in a Drosophila melanogaster Alzheimer’s Model
8 Sujay Ratna High Resolution Profiling of EGFR Mutations in Glioblastoma Patients using an Ultrasensitive Digital PCR Approach
9 Hosen Arman Identification and Characterization of the Phase QTL Genes

12:30 – 12:45: Introduction to new MARC fellows, remarks on graduating MARC fellows

12:45 – 1: Rapid-fire presentations and live voting

1 – 1:50: MARC Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Donita Brady, Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Pennsylvania (lab website)

1:50 – 2: Closing remarks and student prize announcements