Biology Majors Recognized for Research with Faculty

Five new Notre Dame College alumni and three undergraduates—working with three faculty members— were selected to present their research projects at the Ohio Academy of Science. Biology Majors Recognized for Research with Faculty

The students were among 140 from across the state to have abstracts chosen for podium presentations and poster sessions at the 2015 conference. This is the third straight year Notre Dame has been represented at the Academy.

The Notre Dame students delivered a total of five podium presentations and seven poster sessions, all in biology. The research ranges from transcription factors that control gene expression, tolllike receptors and their role in the innate immune system, to sapling distribution and secondary succession of trees and water quality in restored wetland areas.

Four students working with M. Logan Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, gave presentations and displayed research posters at the conference. Vladimir Bokun ’16, Brian J. Burleson '16 and Brittany N. Stawicki '15 each discussed individual projects. Marcia F. Leon ’15 reported on a collaborative study that also involved Stawicki and Lauren Sandrock '16.

Haley M. Spaner ’15, researching alongside Angela Johnson, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, also gave a podium presentation and poster session.

Steven J. Shavel ’15 and Meaghan B. Wierzbic ’15, students of Tracey Meilander, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, exhibited posters at the Ohio Academy of Science.


October 15
11:30 AM
Monday October 15, 11:30am
Christ the King Chapel - Admin Bldg. 3rd Floor
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