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Erica Boetefuer - UPenn Biology

Erica Boetefuer – UPenn Biology

Wednesday, November 9th, 2013

Erica Boetefuer – PhD Student – University of Pennsylvania

Erica is a biology PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania.  She studies Cockayne Syndrome Group B protein (CSB), a chromatin remodeler that plays a role in transcription-coupled DNA repair.  She is interested in understanding the role of CSB in transcription regulation and oxidative stress.

Topic: Strawberry DNA Extraction and Visualization

Morteza Hakimi - UPenn Mechanical Engineering

Morteza Hakimi – UPenn Mechanical Engineering

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Morteza Hakimi – PhD Student – University of Pennsylvania

Topic: Introduction to Computer Science: A Python Tutorial

Ruby Cortes - UPenn Biology

Ruby Cortes – UPenn Biology

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Ruby Cortes – PhD Student – University of Pennsylvania

Ruby Cortes studies plant development in the Gallagher Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. She is working on how plant roots sense and respond to abiotic stressors to regulate developmental change.

Topic: Plant Physiology: Comparing Mutant and Wildtype Stomata

Riley Graham - UPenn Biology

Riley Graham – UPenn Biology

Wednesday, December 12th, 2013

Riley Graham – PhD Student – University of Pennsylvania

Topic: Social Behavior: How do ant colonies make decisions as a group?


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