Wesleyan’s Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division recently hosted a Celebration of Science Theses, a poster session featuring the work of Honors and MA students in the NSM fields. Organized by Manju Hingorani, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry; Barbara Juhasz, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience and behavior; and Seth Redfield, associate professor of astronomy, the event took place in Exley Science Center on April 21, where students from a wide range of disciplines proudly presented their work, marking the culmination of their thesis.
Kylie Moynihan ’17 presented “Testing the Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Model of Franks et al..” Her advisor is Dana Royer, chair and professor of earth and environmental sciences.
Molecular biology and biochemistry graduate student Miriam Torres’ work on “Characterizing the Binding Interactions of Mus musculus Histone H1 with Holliday Junction,” was completed with the mentorship of Ishita Mukerji, the Fisk Professor of Natural Science, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry.
Girish Duvvuri ’17 presented his research titled “Necroplanetology: Disrupted Planetary Material Transiting WDII45+017.” His advisor is Seth Redfield, associate professor of astronomy.
Claire Slevin ’17 presented on “Progress Towards the Synthesis of Water-Soluble Rotaxane Stoppers.” Her advisor is Brian Northrop, associate professor of chemistry. (Photos by Rebecca Goldfarb Terry ’19)