Augustana Students Present Biology Research in San Diego
Augustana University students and faculty are in San Diego, California, this week presenting their biology research at the Experimental Biology annual meeting, a gathering of more than 14,000 scientists from around the world.
- April Walnofer '16 presented her research poster, "Phenotype analysis and gene expression profiling in a yeast model of cystinosis." Her AU faculty mentor is Dr. Seasson Vitiello.
- Jordan Bormann '17, Ellen Voigt '17, and Evan Meyer '17 presented their research poster, "Attenuation of EPA and DHA-Mediated Platelet Inhibition Effects Following Heterogeneous Agonist Treatment," along with their AU faculty mentor, Dr. Mark Larson.
About the Experimental Biology Annual Meeting
According to its website, the Experimental Biology annual meeting is a multidisciplinary, scientific gathering featuring plenary and award lectures, pre-meeting workshops, oral and posters sessions, on-site career services and exhibits of an array of equipment, supplies and publications required for research labs and experimental study. More than 14,000 scientists and exhibitors representing six sponsoring societies and multiple guest societies are in attendance. General fields of study include anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, nutrition, pharmacology, and physiology. The majority of scientists represent university and academic institutions as well as government agencies, non-profit organizations and private corporations.
- Bormann's research and travel was funded by the American Physiological Society Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowship and Sanford Program for Undergraduate Research.
- Walnofer and Meyer's research and travel was funded by the South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure (BRIN) Network and the National Institutes of Health.
- Voigt's research and travel was funded by the South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and the National Science Foundation.
- Larson's research and travel was funded by all of the above, along with Augustana University.