The Spring 2017 CURE Symposium was held on April 22 in the University Memorial Center and featured the research of 211 undergraduate students in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) at University of Colorado Boulder.  Six students representing each of the six participating research courses presented their research in plenary talks,* followed by two poster sessions that showcased the research.  See photos from the poster session here.

Phage Genomics I

Drew Meyers and Adan Orozco – Novel Mycobacteriophage Coati is hypothesized to be in the B1 Sub-Cluster

Phage Genomics II

Suchita Lulla – Bacteriophage Iota May Exhibit Benevolent Characteristics Toward its Host, Mycobacterium smegmatis 

Discovery Lab II

Xander Bradeen – Screening anticancer compounds using Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism

Cell Biology Laboratory

Jennifer Edwards, Grant Huckels, Zeena Nisar, and Jack Tietjan – An investigation into increased phagocytosis of the uninduced NP1 Tetrahymena strain

CRISPR Mutagenesis in Xenopus

Fermin Ruybal – CRISPR-Cas9 Mutagenesis of Decorin in Xenopus laevis

The Python Project

Mark Larsen II – Investigation of gene expression changes in the Burmese python liver

*Special thanks to Dr. Christy Fillman for sharing video of the talks