Folmar Award Recipients
Congratulations to the 6 Folmar Award winners for 2022-23!
The Jack G. And Noma Jean Folmar awards are presented to undergraduates in the Department of Biology to support independent research projects. This year, the following students received funding to support the projects listed.
The Department of Biology values the contributions of undergraduate researchers and looks forward to learning more about their discoveries.
“Understanding our World - Healing our World”
Sinchana Basoor with Dr. Dwayne Simmons - The protective role of oncomodulin in endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondrial stress-induced cell death
Caleb Hemphill with Dr. Jason Pitts - Determining the extent of establishment of invasive mosquito species, Aedes japonicus, in Texas
Isaac Montgomery with Dr. Leigh Greathouse - Fusobacterium nucleatum modulation of biofilm community in colorectal cancer microenvironment
Samuel Rivera with Dr. Sarah Kienle - Comparative histology and morphology of pinniped flipper crenellations
Alagu Subramanian with Dr. Joe Taube - Small molecules to target cancer stem cells: Role of tumor suppressor protein PDCD4 in anticancer efficacy of pateamine A derivatives
Lianzijun Wang with Dr. Myeongwoo Lee - Characterization of LON-1/CRISP functions using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system