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Virtual Tri-Beta Regional Conference

The Duquesne University chapter of Tri-Beta was pleased to host the 2021 Northeast Region 3 Virtual Tri-Beta Research Symposium

When: April 17th, 2021

Who: The Duquesne University Tri-Beta Regional research symposium was open for all undergraduate science researchers including both those in Tri-Beta as well as unaffiliated researchers.

Cost: There was no cost.

Click HERE for the Conference Booklet, containing schedule and abstracts.

Congraluations to our award winners:

Frank G. Brooks Awards For Best Oral Presentations:

1. A functional study of absence epilepsy in Danio rerio using CRISPR/Cas9 induced mutagenesis presented by Emily Rohm and Grace Leonard, St. Vincent College
2. Insect Diversity on Two Green Roofs on the Campus of Gannon University, Erie PA by Skyler Sevacko, Nathan Maietta, and Dr. Steven Ropski, Gannon University

John C. Johnson Awards for Best Poster Presentations:

1. The Role of Topoisomerase 1 in Herpes Simplex Virus Infection by Raegen Esenwein, Jessica Packard, and Dr. Jill Dembowski, Duquesne University
2. Determining the Bacterial Role in AMD Passive Remediation Systems by Chloe O. Faris and Dr. Michelle M. Valkanas, California University of Pennsylvania

Honorable Mentions for the John C. Johnson Best Poster Presentations:

1. Inhibiting Parthenogenesis in Marmorkrebs, Procambarus virginalis (Lyko, 2017) by Alyssa Baker and Br. Albert Gahr, Saint Vincent College
2. Impact of Nutrition Source on Periodical Cicada Nymph Body Size by Caitlin Andrews, Mandy McElheny, and Alyson Rotello, Saint Francis University

Xi Psi Award for Best Poster Presentation:

1. Production of Recombinant Seminal Proteins for the Improved Antibody-based Detection of Body Fluids by Thomas Washington and Dr. Michael I. Jensen-Seaman, Duquesne University
2. Investigation into pain-contributing genes in the Central Nucleus of the Amygdala by Olivia Babyok, Heather Allen, and Dr. Benedict J. Kolber, Duquesne University

Xi Psi Award for Most Engaged Student:

Laura Reynolds - Duquesne University

Xi Psi Award for Most Commented Poster:

Insect Diversity on Two Green Roofs on the Campus of Gannon University, Erie PA by Skyler Sevacko, Nathan Maietta, and Dr. Steven Ropski, Gannon University

Northeast-3 District Outstanding Chapter of the Year:

Xi Psi Chapter at Duquesne University

Schedule:

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Oral Presentations Session 1
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Poster Viewing Session 1
11:30 - 12:00 p.m.  Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Keynote Address:Science Under Pressure: Discovery and Innovation during a Viral Pandemic  - Dr. Jill Dembowski, Ph.D.
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Poster Viewing 2
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Oral Presentations Session 2
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony/Remarks

Contact:

For more information contact us at tribeta.duquesne@gmail.com