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Department of Biological Sciences

Five Biology Graduate Students Won SPARC Awards

Five graduate students from Biology won the SPARC Graduate Research Awards from the Vice President for Research.
Congratulations to Claire, Min, Olivia, Kristen, and Keith!

These are their project titles and mentors:
Claire Hann: Modeling Plant Responses to Multiple Stressors (mentor: Johannes Stratmann)
Min Li: NPR1 interacts with TCP15 to negatively regulate salicylic acid accumulation in plant defense (mentor: Zhengqing Fu)
Olivia Spead: Specific Roles of GPC3 in Axon Guidance and Topographic Map Formation during Nervous System Development (mentor: Fabienne Poulain)
Kristen Larsen: The Role of Interleukin 33/ST2 Axis in Growth and Metastasis of Colorectal Cancer (mentor: Marj Pena)
Keith Fuller: Using Satellite Telemetry to Track Environmental and Geographic Preference of a Juvenile Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini) (mentor: Joe Quattro)