More than 20 honors and MA students in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division presented their research at the Celebration of Science Theses, April 18 in Exley Science Center. Xi Liu ’14 presented her study on “Consequences of Priming Status Legitimizing Beliefs in Whites: An Investigation of Perceived Anti-White Bias, Zero-Sum Beliefs and Support for Affirmative Action.” Liu’s advisors are Clara Wilkins, assistant professor of psychology, and Joseph Wellman, postdoctoral fellow in psychology.
Graduate student Caleb Corliss ’13 presented his study, “High-Performance Genotypes of Polygonum cespitosum Show Greater Competitive Ability.” His advisor was Sonia Sultan, professor of biology, professor of environmental studies.
Yashna Thappeta ’14 presented her study, “K. Lactis Zip1: A Novel Separation of Function Allele.” Her advisor was Amy MacQueen, assistant professor of molecular biology and biochemistry.
Peter Martin ’14 presented a poster on “Modeling and Analysis of Potential Martian Chloride Brines.” His advisors were Martha Gilmore, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, and James Greenwood, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences.
Graduate student Sarah Hensiek ’13 presented her research on “Synthesis, Characterization, and pH-Dependent Relaxivity of the Mn(II) Complex of a Novel Cyclen-Based Ligand.” Her advisor was T. David Westmoreland, associate professor of chemistry.
Rachel Rosengard ’14 presented her research on “Comparing Two Compensatory Strategies for Improving Verbal Memory in Schizophrenia.” Her advisor was Matthew Kurtz, associate professor of physiology, associate professor of neuroscience and behavior.
Junsik Matthew Lee ’14 presented his research on “Unconventional Lasing Cavities.” His advisor was Tsampikos Kottos, the Douglas J. and Midge Bowen Bennet Associate Professor of Physics.
Lisle Winston ’14 presented her study, “The Role of Histone Variant H2A.Z in Chromosome Condensation.” Her advisor was Scott Holmes, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry.