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Senior Seminar Reception and Proposal Awards

June 04, 2015

On Thursday, Drexel's Department of Biology hosted a showcase and reception to celebrate the great achievements and upcoming graduation of our BIO seniors! Senior thesis students presented on their research with short talks and posters, while three Senior Seminar groups were awarded for their outstanding research proposals. After that, the department was treated to a great buffet of hors d'oeuvres, while students and faculty mingled in one of our last goodbyes to the graduating Biology class of 2015!

Senior Seminar proposal winners were:

3rd Place: The Effect of IFN-Therapy on TKM-Ebola Delivery as a Treatment for ZEBOV
Group #25: Claire Arnos, Elizabeth Clanaman, Michelle Fleyshman, Hayley Goldner, Joelle Hartke, and Kajol Shah
Mentor: Laura Duwel

2nd Place: Investigating the Role of Non-Thermal Plasma for Treatment of Epithelial OvarianCancer: Induction of Immunogenic Cell Death & Activation of Immune Function in a Mouse Model
Group #11: Selli Abdali, Tara Knox, Lindsey Kummerer, Sarah Mukhtar, and Zehra Yilmaz
Mentor: Vandana Miller

1st Place: How does the composition of the gut microbiome influence weight-related neuronal activity as measured by changes in hormone and neuropeptide secretion?
Group #10: Uzair Ali, Valerissa Baker, Karen Kabonge, Andrea Kain, Isabel Manley and Robyn Suhling
Mentor: Allan Shatzman

Senior Thesis students were:

For pictures and a discussion about the event, please go to our Facebook page: Drexel Biology Senior Seminar Reception