11th Annual Poster Competition!

We would like to announce the winners of the 12th Annual BBB Undergraduate Research Poster Competition!

If you are a winner, please arrange to stop by D. Fadool’s office and pick up your award.

1st Place (Trip to Nationals) = Ms. Alana Mellers (Lyons laboratory); “Alcohol exacerbates gut permeability in aging Drosophila melanogaster".

2nd Place (Grad/Med School Application Fee) = Mr. Kyle Spells (Inouye and Underwood laboratories); “Effects of insect damage to Helianthella quinquenervis (Asteraceae) inflorescences on pollinator visitation”.

3rd Place (One Year Magazine Subscription) = Ms. Briana Griffen (Bass laboratory); “Producing reporter gene constructs for investigating the role of G-quadruplex (G4) DNA elements in gene regulation”.

4th Place (IMAX movie tickets) = 4 way tie!

Mr. Drew Martin (Levitan laboratory); "The effects of sex, handedness, and additional morphological features on the chela crushing force of Callinectes sapidus." 
Ms. Ivonnes Mendieta (Hughes laboratory); "Seasonal changes in male size and alternative mating tactics in sailfin mollies (Poecilia latipinna)."
Natassjia Ragbeer (Coleman Laboratory); "Bioaccumulation patterns and sources of mercury in the critically endangered Atlantic Goliath Grouper (Epinephelus itajara)".
Mr. Nicholas Scheiter (D.Fadool laboratory); "The detrimental effects of diet-induced obesity on olfactory performance and function".

5th Place (FSU Biology t-shirt) = Ms. Hannah Morgan (Salazar laboratory) and Ms. Viviano Castano (Dennis laboratory); “The role of Cornus officinalis in preventing senescence of vascular smooth muscle cells”. “How do nucleosomes move? Exploring mechanisms for (SMARCB1) nucleosome remodeling”

AWARDEES: Please stop by Dr. Fadool's Office to pick up or arrange for your awards (KIN 3008).

ALL COMPETITORS: We will be calling for applications this spring (February) to the National Convention in Monteray, CA, which will be the first week of June 2018. Any undergraduate who competed in this competition (not just the winner) and any undergraduate that was awarded a national research grant award should consider making an application to the National. We hope to obtain funding to send 6-8 students to Nationals and hope you will consider placing an application for this event.

Thank you to all the competitors! You will receive a certificate of participation and your score sheet from the judges in late January through your advisor’s mailbox. If you have not picked up your poster, it is in storage in KIN 3009...please come retrieve anytime.

Sincerely,

BBB Officers