May 27, 2021

2021 Rogers Science Research Tuesday Talks

Student-faculty collaborative research

Students discuss their research projects during a series of talks on Tuesdays in June and July. Each presentation is 15 minutes; there are generally 2-3 talks per session.


May 25

Responsible Conduct of Research
Previously recorded presentation by Sarah Shaack, Reed College

Please note that this face-to-face training is a required component of the College’s RCR policy and attendance will be taken.


June 1

Equity in STEM training (details TBA)


June 8

Purification and Functional Specificity of Spider Venom Proteins on model organisms
Student presenters: Keeley Jo Alexander, Jemma Montgomery
Faculty collaborator: Pamela Zobel Thropp

Exploring the Relationship Between Trait Resilience, Cognitive Control, Eating Habits, and Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Student presenters: Andrew Steinberg, Hanna Wright
Faculty collaborator: Todd Watson

Diversity and function of phospholipase D venom toxins in spiders
Student presenters: Salma Bashir, Abigail Prager
Faculty collaborator: Greta Binford


June 15

Rehearsing disaster: Understanding earthquake preparedness behavior in an interactive environment
Student presenters: Altaf Barelvi, Shohrukh Jalolov, Jensen Kraus, Sylvia Kunz, Ross Miyabuchi, Skye Russ, Sarah Wood
Faculty collaborators: Elizabeth Safran, Peter Drake, Erik Nilsen, Bryan Sebok

Cybersecurity and Dependable Systems
Student presenters: Dylan Angel, Linus Brogan, Charlie Compton, Syd Parker, Natalie Zoz
Faculty collaborators: Jens Mache, Alain Kaegi


June 22

Investigating how cells construct their organelles
Student presenters: Frances Courtemanche, David Nhek, Yoona Shim
Faculty collaborator: Greg Hermann

Zebrafish neuroscience research
Student presenters: Luan Doster, Julia Litz, Lalo Murillo, Saheli Singh, Gila Winefeld
Faculty collaborator: Tamily Weissman-Unni


June 29

Regeneration and diversity in an old growth Pacific Northwest forest
Student presenters: Olivia Brackin, Kaitlin Emmett, Amelia Pruiett
Faculty collaborator: Margaret Metz

Deep learning phase transitions in quantum chromodynamics
Student presenters: Stephen Baker, Christian Ermann
Faculty collaborator: Mohamed Anber

Study of Protein-Capped Gold and Silver Nanoparticles in Wastewater Treatment
Student presenters: Rachael Rice
Faculty collaborator: Anne Bentley


July 6

Transcriptional regulation of pluripotency in embryonic stem cells
Student presenters: Torrey Lind, Savannah Myers, Alexis Traeger, Jack Waite
Faculty collaborator: Sharon Torigoe

Fundamental studies on organosulfur oxidation for environmental remediation by molybdenum catalysts
Student presenters: Drew Blauth, Liz LeJeune
Faculty collaborator: Louis Kuo

Glyphosate toxin degradation by molybdenum Complexes
Student presenters: Morgan Bashore
Faculty collaborator: Louis Kuo


July 13

Exploring the Structural Basis of Dynein Regulation
Student presenters: Ashley Phan, Meghan Sheldrake, Claire Yung
Faculty collaborator: Nikolaus Loening

Investigations into the Acoustics of the Mandolin
Student presenters: Connor Robertson, Gretchen Schowalter
Faculty collaborator: Stephen Tufte

The Role of Inclusive Pedagogy in STEM Educational Games
Student presenters: Sarah Broadhead
Faculty collaborator: Diana Leonard


July 20

The genetic mechanisms of nicotine and ethanol cross-tolerance in D. melanogaster.
Student presenters: Sonya Lee, Lukas Rotello
Faculty collaborator: Norma Velazquez Ulloa

The role of thrombospondin in normal development of the neuromuscular junction in Drosophila melanogaster.
Student presenters: Grace Woods
Faculty collaborator: Norma Velazquez Ulloa

Open Circuit Potential Oscillations as a Probe of Localized Corrosion of Zero Valent Iron
Student presenters: Marie Solis
Faculty collaborator: Barb Balko