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Awards

Dr. Aikaterini Skokotas conducts undergraduate research in yeast genetics in collaboration with Dr. Edward Winter, a yeast geneticist at Thomas Jefferson University. Specifically, their study focuses on the molecular mechanisms that regulate meiosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. In addition, Dr. Skokotas, conducts Microbiology Honors projects with her students.  These research projects promote creative independent thinking, advance problem solving skills, and expose students to the process of scientific discovery by utilizing the latest genetic and molecular techniques. 

Students have presented their work in various local and national scientific meetings and have earned five awards! 

 

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James Hughes and Nathan Navarro 

 

Award: Poster presentation received first prize award in the Biological Science Section (2017)  

Title: The role of dityrosine in the protection of Saccharomyces cerevisiae spores from UV light 

 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, Poster 55 

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Elizabeth Walton and Aaron Pinninti  

Award: Poster presentation received first prize award in the Biological Science Section, (2016) 

Title: Developing a switchable system to induce synchronous meiosis in the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae 

19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, Poster 213

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Saarah Hussain and Hailey Summa 

Award: Poster presentation received second prize award in the Biological Science Section (2014) 

Title: Assessing the role of sunscreens against UV light 

 Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, poster 156 

 

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Disha Shah 

Award: Poster presentation received an award in the Undergraduate Section, (2010) 

Title: Analysis of sum-1 regulation by Cdk1 during meiosis in S. cerevisiae 

Thomas Jefferson University Sigma Xi Student Research Day, poster 44 

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Winifred Wolfe and Nidha Azam 

Award: Poster presentation received second prize award in the Biological Science Section (2009)  

Title: Regulation of meiosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiaevia PKA 

 Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, poster 48