Students in Natural Sciences and Mathematics Present Research
On April 17, 30 senior and BA/MA students in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division presented their research to the Wesleyan community. Nearly 100 people attended the annual Celebration of Science Theses poster session, which was held in the Exley Science Center lobby.
The event was co-organized by Manju Hingorani, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry; Barbara Juhasz, associate professor of psychology, associate professor of neuroscience and behavior, director of the service learning center; and Seth Redfield, assistant professor of astronomy. (Photos by Dat Vu ’15.)
Dara Lorn ’15 discussed his research, “Progress to Biofunctionalized Rotaxanes.”
Nicole Arulanantham, a graduate student in astronomy, presented her research, “Infrared Photometry Spectroscopy of V582 Mon (KH15D).” She is studying a young binary system where there is a large planet-forming disk around both stars.
Ellen Lesser ’15 presented her research, “Biting Off More Than a Cue: Incentive Salience in Prenatal and Lifetime Exposure to Junk Food.”
Derek Frank ’15 presented his research on “The Position of Deuterium in the DOH-N20 Complex–A Microwave Study.”
Inha Cho ’15 investigated sucralose, an artificial sweetener, and its impact upon protein structure as part of her thesis work.
Rachel Leicher ’15 with her research, “The Role of Histone H1 in S. cerevisiae.”