Presentations and Awards

All participants in the School of Science Summer Research Program present their research findings at the Brousseau Poster Session held each fall.  Students who conduct research during the academic year or at other institutions are also welcome to present their results.

The student whose research poster is deemed the most outstanding by the research committee is presented with the Joseph P. McKenna Science Medal. Joseph P. McKenna award winners are listed below.

Joseph P. McKenna award winners

2017

Kyla Cole (Biology: Mentor – Professor Sonya Schuh)

Environmental toxin effects on Xenopus laevis embryo growth and development

2016

Kristina Pravoverov (Biology: Mentor - Professor Vidya Chandrasekaran)

Understanding the role of miR21 and miR335 in dendritic growth and retraction

2015

Elijah Soria (Math: Mentor - Professor Kristen Beck)

Nth roots of Fibonacci fractions

2014

Brianna Bibel (Biology: Mentor - Professor Jeff Sigman)

Structure/functional analysis of the neuropeptide processing enzyme neurolysin

2013

Nikita Chaudhri (Biology: Mentor - Professor Vidya Chandrasekaran)

The role of sonic hedgehog on dendritic growth in sympathetic neurons

2012

Nathalie Lambrecht (Biology: Mentor - Professor Jeff Bernard

The effect of amino-acid supplementation, diet and chronic exercise of training on glucose tolerance in Sprague-Dawley rats

2011

Christopher Beck (Biology; Mentor - Professor Joel Burley)

Remote and Urban Air Quality: Surface Ozone in the Bay Area and White Mountains of CA.

2010

Gabrielle Diaz (Biochemistry; Mentor - Professor Jeffrey Sigman)

Thimet Oligopeptidase:  Fluorescent Labeling to Investigate Structural Changes.

2009

Thomas Reynolds (Cellular and Molecular Biology; Mentor - Professor Keith Garrison).

Novel Polymorphisms in Human Endogenous Retrovirus K113 as Observed in the Human Adenocarcinoma Cell Line MCF-7

2008

Christian Snead "Analysis of Membrane Composition and Identification of Halophilic Bacteria Using Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Profiles"

2007

Michelle Souza "Feasibility of a Real-Time PCR Assay Covering a Broad Spectrum of High-Risk HPV Genotypes"

2006

Katie Azevedo "Surface Ozone Concentration and Weekend Effect Study in Joshua Tree National Park and Surrounding Urban Locations"

2005

Ashley Martin "Influence of Global Geology on the Evolution of Animals: Breakup of Pangaea and the Molecular Phylogeny of Amphibians"