Student Presentations at Regional and National Conferences

 

American Physical Society March Meeting 2013

Three students from the department of physics and biology presented their research at the 2013 March meeting of the American Physical Society held in Baltimore, Maryland.  This international conference is the largest meeting of the year where over 9,000 physicists, scientists, and students attend to share groundbreaking research from industry, universities, and major labs all over the world.   Biophysics major Jenna Graham presented her work with Dr. Justin Link on “Imaging the Genetic Code of a Virus.”  Biology student Ian Bentley presented his research with Dr. Justin Link and former biology alumni Jessica Stavole and Benjamin Opperman on “Developing a Novel, Interdisciplinary Approach to Study Protein Folding” and was recognized for outstanding work and presentation by the Society of Physics Student’s “Outstanding Presentation of Undergraduate Research Award”.  Biophysics major Teckla Akinyi presented her work on “Single Molecule Study on the Direct Transfer of E. coli Single-Stranded Binding protein between Single-Stranded DNA Molecules,” work she completed at the University of Illinois in the summer months.  All three students represented Xavier University’s Department of Physics and Biology extremely well and we look forward to continuing to support our students in their research endeavors.

 

American Physical Society March Meeting 2012

Two students from the department of physics and biology presented their research at the 2012 March meeting of the American Physical Society held in Boston, Massachusetts.  This international conference is the largest meeting of the year where over 9,000 physicists, scientists, and students attend to share groundbreaking research from industry, universities, and major labs all over the world.   Physics major Peter Smith presented his work with Dr. Justin Link on “Computational and Electronic Analog Implementation of the Hodgkin-Huxley Model of Action Potentials in Neurons.”  Biology student Jessica Stavole presented her research with Dr. Justin Link and former biology alumni Benjamin Opperman on “Development of a Protocol to Study the Conformational Stability of Protein Using the Model Protein Cytochrome c.” Both students represented Xavier University’s Department of Physics and Biology extremely well and we look forward to continuing to support our students in their research endeavors.