Hendricks students present research at Arkansas INBRE conference

Hendricks students present research at Arkansas INBRE conference

Nine students present research at the 2023 Arkansas Research Conference (INBRE).

CONWAY, Arkansas (November 10, 2023) — Nine Hendricks College students were among 231 undergraduates who presented scientific research at the 2023 Arkansas IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Research Conference held earlier this month at the University of Arkansas In Fayetteville. .

Five Hendricks students presented research in the Biology Department, two students presented in the Chemistry Department, and two students presented in the Physics Department.

Tommy Caldarera ’25 Selected to give an oral presentation in biology, three Hendricks students received awards for their poster presentations:

Kate Jackson ’25 She received first place for her presentation in the Biology Poster Section.

Jack Carroll ’24 He received an honorable mention for his presentation in the Physics Poster Section.

Harry Lance ’26 He received an honorable mention for his presentation in the Physics Poster Section.

Student researchers, their mentors, department affiliations, and titles of talks or posters include:

biology

Emily Bush ’24

Guide: Dr. Andrew Shurko, Hendricks College, Department of Biology

Poster Title: Plausible Role of Histone H2A Proteins in Bdelloid Rotifer DNA Repair

Kennedy Burns ’24

Guide: Dr. Rupak Pathak, UAMS, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Poster title: The role of platelet glycoprotein Ibα in radiation-induced cytogenetic damage

Tommy Caldarera ’25

Mentor: Dr. Alicia Byrd, UAMS, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Oral presentation title: Investigation of HELB activity in response to phosphorylation of serine 1048

Kate Jackson ’25

Guide: Dr. Robert Ioffe, UAMS, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Dr. Julie Gunderson, Hendricks College, Department of Physics

Poster title: Investigating the role of DHX36 in Rev1-mediated G4 resolution

This poster received first place in this category.

John Schaller ’25

Guide: Dr. Robert Ioffe, UAMS, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Dr. Julie Gunderson, Hendricks College, Department of Physics

Poster title: Investigating the role of Rev1 and interacting partners in the resolution of G4 sequences

chemistry

Sidney Green ’25

Mentors: Dr. William Gunderson, Hendricks College, Department of Chemistry; Dr. Julie Gunderson, Hendricks College, Department of Physics

Poster title: Development of a noncovalent fluorophore conjugation method to histidine-tagged proteins

Regina Delgadillo Galaviz ’24

Guide: Dr. David Hills, Hendricks College, Department of Chemistry

Poster title: Effect of solvent buffer constant on cytochrome c denaturation

Physics

Jack Carroll ’24

Guide: Dr. Julie Gunderson, Hendricks College, Department of Physics

Poster title: Single-molecule fluorescence studies of DNA synthesis

This poster received an honorable mention in this category.

Harry Lance ’26

Guide: Dr. Julie Gunderson, Hendricks College, Department of Physics; Dr. William Gunderson, Hendricks College, Department of Chemistry

Poster Title: Design and Implementation of Optical Mechanical Components

This poster received an honorable mention in this category.

About Arkansas INBRE

The Arkansas IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (Arkansas INBRE) is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), under the Institutional Development Award (IDEA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The IDeA program was created for the purpose of expanding the geographic distribution of NIH funding for biomedical and behavioral research.

About Hendricks College

Founded in 1876, Hendricks College is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges, and is celebrated among the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges for academic quality, engaging learning opportunities, career preparation, vibrant campus life, and value. . The Hendrix College Warriors compete in 21 NCAA Division III sports. Hendricks has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. Learn more at www.hendrix.edu.

“…Through engagement that connects the classroom to the world, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and sustainable living, the Hendricks community inspires students to live lives filled with achievement, integrity, service and joy.” – Hendricks College Statement of Purpose

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