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2007 Biological Sciences and Psychology Undergraduate Research Symposium

Hosted at Washington University in St. Louis


The URS in the Biological Sciences & Psychology was held Nov. 2-4 at Washington University. More than 85 faculty and students participated in the weekend Symposium that featured 46 student research poster presentations and 17 student research oral presentations.

Dr. Pamela Trotter, Associate Professor & Robert W. Beart Chair in Chemistry from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL presented one of the plenary lectures on Saturday entitled "Beyond Bread and Beer: Using Yeast to Probe Metabolism and Compartmentation in Cells". On Sunday morning, Dr. Ursula Goodenough, Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis presented the second plenary lecture entitled "The Evolution of Sex."

Besides the presentations and conversations about research, participants had fun competing in teams of 5 or 6 to build the tallest tower out of noodles and marshmallows, attended lunchtime discussions about grad school and careers and explored the fantastic City Museum on Saturday evening. Check out the pictures from the Symposium below.



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