Biology, chemistry majors to present findings from summer research
More than two dozen biology and chemistry majors will present their findings from a broad array of summer research projects during the annual Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference, scheduled for Friday, July 26 at the University of Rhode Island.
Co-sponsored by Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and the Rhode Island Consortium for Coastal Ecology Assessment, Innovation and Modeling (C-AIM), the conference provides undergraduate students from around the state with a unique opportunity to present their summer research findings to a group of their peers.
More than 140 posters in the biomedical, behavioral, environmental and life sciences will be presented by students from Brown University, Bryant University, Community College of Rhode Island, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina and University of Rhode Island.
During their intensive summer research programs, students spend 10 weeks working in labs and out in the field, under the guidance of faculty mentors and alongside their peers. The process emphasizes communication and analytic skills and exposes students to the many career opportunities available for scientists.
Salve Regina students participating in Friday’s conference include:
- Rachael Aresco ’20, cell biology
- Issaiah Burch ’21, chemistry
- Marcello Demico ’21, chemistry
- Owen Doremus ’21, neuroscience
- Juwaan Douglas-Jenkins ’21, microbiology
- Marissa Frate ’21, chemistry
- Zachary George ’20, neuroscience
- Jazmyn Graham ’21, molecular biology
- Elizabeth Happel ’20, chemistry
- Emily Jackson ’20, microbiology
- Megan Johnstone ’20, cell biology
- Nour Koudmani ’21, chemistry
- Gregory Labrie ’22, chemistry
- Madison Lint ’21, microbiology
- Kyle Majkowski ’20, chemistry
- Fawzi Massouh ’21, chemistry
- Brianna Mayoka ’20, chemistry
- Cailin McVey ’20, cell biology
- Aja Pragana ’21, neuroscience
- Neil Salley ’20, neuroscience
- Emily Szemreylo ’20, microbiology
- Katlin Szemreylo ’20, microbiology
- Christina Taft ’20, molecular biology
- Cole Tindall ’20, cell biology and neuroscience
- Sophia Valiente ’21, chemistry
- Anna Wilson-Wuestefeld ’21, molecular biology
- Xiaofan Xie ’21, chemistry
For more information on the conference, or to read the students’ abstracts, visit web.uri.edu/riinbre/training/ri-surf-conference/.