1:00. Arrival and opening.
1:15. Eric Burr (Thesis Advisor: Dr. William Tapprich)
Structural Dynamics of Coxsackievirus B3 Genomic RNA upon Binding of Host Poly (rC) Binding Protein 2.
1:30. Priya Kulkarni (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Paul Davis)
Gene Knockouts Affecting Bradyzoite Stage of Toxoplasma gondii.
1:45. Sarah Orr (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Bruce Chase)
Localized Misexpression of Protein in Sites of Neurodegeneration in a Mouse Model for Parkinson’s Disease.
2:00. Melissa Mount (Thesis Advisors: Dr. J. P. McCarty and Dr. L. L. Wolfenbarger)
Effects of Urbanization on the Abundance and Reproductive Success of Native Grassland Birds.
2:15. David Sempek (Thesis Advisor: Dr. James Wilson)
Home Range of Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis) in Burned vs. Non-burned Grassland.
2:30. Molly McWilliams (Thesis Advisor: Dr. James Wilson)
Home Range, Body Condition, and Survival of Rehabilitated Raccoons (Procyon lotor) in Nebraska.
2:45. Chrissy Rhodes (Thesis Advisor: Dr. James Wilson)
The Effect of Huddling Behavior on Metabolic Rates of the Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans).
3:15. Bikash Shrestha (Thesis Advisor: Mark A. Schoenbeck)
Identification of the Parasitism Associated Cuscuta pentagona Transcripts by Differential Display.
3:30. Royonna L. Bristol (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Tom Bragg)
Plant Response to a Seventeen-Year Exclusion of White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginanus) from Eastern Nebraska Deciduous Forest.
3:45. Lacey LeGrand (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Robert Egan)
Macrolichens of the Big Thicket National Preserve and Surrounding Piney Woods Region of Southeast Texas.
4:00. Ben Beller (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Tom Bragg)
Shark Bay Fire History.
4:15. Alexander J. Anton (Thesis Advisor: James D. Fawcett)
Possible Effects of Increased Corticosterone on Brooding Behavior in the Northern Prairie Skink Plestiodon septentrionalis.
4:30. Chris Effken (Thesis Advisor: Dr. James Wilson)
Climate Change and Altitude: Investigating a Mechanism for Climate Change Displacement.
4:45. Robert Stanton (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Claudia Rauter)
Immunological Costs of Parental Care in Nicrophorus marginatus.
A reception for Biology graduate students, staff and faculty in the Chancellor’s Room, MBSC will follow the symposium.
Graduate students will give a 12-minute oral presentation followed by 3 minutes of questions from the audience.