Events From Previous Years


R25SRP 2013 Events


Intern Arrival Welcoming 

SPUR Welcoming Reception
SPUR scholars meet UO Life Sciences faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate researchers.

First year UO Graduate student Rotation Talks


Faculty Research Seminar Series

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2013 Faculty Research Seminar Series

"Optogenetic analysis of a simple neural circuit in Drosophila"
Chris Doe, UO Institute of Neuroscience

"Identifying the genomic basis of rapid adaptation in the wild"
Bill Cresko, UO Institute of Ecology and Evolution

"Transit-amplifying neural progenitors"
Omer Ali Bayraktar, UO Institute of Molecular Biology

"Molecular regulators of actin filament dynamics"
Brad Nolen, UO Institute of Molecular Biology and Dept. of Chemistry

"Emerging therapeutic strategies for placental ischemia induced hypertension"
Jeffrey Gilbert, UO Department of Human Physiology

"Visual system development in mice"
Jen Hoy, UO Institute of Neuroscience

"Molecular genetics of Usher syndrome"
Jen Phillips, UO Institute of Neuroscience

"Microbes and Biochemical Signaling in Zebrafish Development"
Josh Troll, UO Institute of Molecular Biology

"Cell fate choices in the skeleton"
Jamie Nichols, UO Institute of Neuroscience

"Sequence space and the biophysics of protein evolution"
Mike Harms, UO Institute of Molecular Biology

"Early events in visual processing: phototransduction"
Peter O'Day, UO Institute of Neuroscience

"Mechanism of vertebrate genome evolution"
Ingo Braasch, UO Institute of Neuroscience

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Professional Development Workshops

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2013 Professional Development Workshops
NCU Lounge - Thursdays
"How to Have a Great Summer Program Experience"
Peter O'Day, UO SPUR Director

"Diversity in Science Professions"
Carla Gary, UO Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity

"On Being a Scientist: Cultures in Science"
Peter O'Day, UO Department of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience

"Graduate and Professional Schools"
Keaton Stagaman, Alida Gerritsen, Paul Cziko, Braedan McCluskey UO Graduate Student Panel

"Internet Tools in Life Sciences Research"
Brian Westra, UO Science Library room 90
"Research Skills, Scientific Literature"
Peter O'Day,UO Department of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience

"Responsible Conduct of Research"
UO Graduate Student Panel: Roo Vandergrift, Alida Gerritsen, Thom Nelson, Steven McAllister, Ashley Bateman

"Preparing and Developing Professional Scientific Platform Talks"
Alice Barkan, UO Department of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology

"Topics in Undergraduate Research and Graduate Schools"
Audrey Cramer, UO Office of Multicultural Academic Support

"Navigating Careers in Science"
Panel Discussion with UO Faculty, Postdocs, and Students

"Program Evaluation"
Peter O'Day, UO Department of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience

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Cultural, Social, and Scientific Enrichment Activities

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2013 Cultural, Social, and Scientific Enrichment Activities


"Portlandia"
Portland Visit to Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

"Tide Pools on the Coast of Southwest Oregon"
Jan Hodder, UO Biology and Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Mount Mazama
Crater Lake

Mckenzie River
River Rafting

Oregon City
Research Station and skydiving

"Stars and Volcanos"
Newberry Crater and the University of Oregon Pine Mountain Observatory
Daniele McKay, UO Department of Geological Sciences

Astoria

"Redwoods of California"
Visit to Fern Canyon at Prairie Creek Campgrounds

Seattle

Oakridge (Waldo Lake Day trip)

Bend (South Sister)

"Dunes of Oregon"
SPUR excursion to Honeyman Park and Cleawox Lake

"Silver Creek Falls"
Hiking trips to Silver Creek Falls State Park

"SPUR Discussion Panel with Oregon Young Scholars (OYS)"
HEDCO 220, Oregon Young Scholars

"SPUR Speed Mentoring with OYS"
EMU South Lawn/Hamilton Dining Hall

"Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) Program"
University of Oregon, SAIL Program

"Imaging the functioning human brain"
UO Lewis Center for NeuroImaging

"Fall Creek Reservoir"
Tubing and Swimming at Fall Creek Reservoir

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Research Discussion Group

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2013 Research Discussion Group
Various Locations

SPUR scholars discuss their ongoing projects, Location NCU Lounge

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Undergraduate Research Symposium

2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium


Because the UO SPUR Symposium presentations include original, unpublished data from ongoing investigations, we do not release text, recordings or abstracts from the Symposium.  Information may be available directly from the research directors.

Day 1: Introduction by Prof. Karen Guillemin, Meta Center Director

Day 2: Keynote talk by Professor John Postlethwait, UO Biology

Mary Sherbick - University of Alaska Anchorage
"Morphological variation in 50 year old threespine stickleback populations from Middleton Island, Alaska"
Professor William Cresko, Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Mentor: Mark Currey

Julie Kibui - Marywood University
"Fluorescence analysis of modified RNA CUG responsible for myotonic dystrophy 1"
Professor Andy Berglund, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Elaine de Lorimier

Emily Irey - University of Minnesota-Morris
"Elucidating the Importance of Kdm6bb demethylase chromatin modification and its affect cardiac progenitor cell transcription factors"
Professor Kryn Stankunas, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Alex Akerberg

Danielle Keahi - Harvard University
"Characterization of HDA-3-Associated Protein Complexes in Neurospora crassa"
Professor Eric Selker, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Kirsty Jamieson

Cassandra Ortiz - Western State Colorado University
"Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in preeclampsia: the role of placental ischemia"
Professor Jeffrey Gilbert, Department of Human Physiology
Mentor: Haley Gillham

Michele Fernandez - Nova Southeastern University
"Assessing non-invasive tests that measure vascular function and cardiovascular disease risk"
Professor Chris Minson, Department of Human Physiology
Mentor: Vienna Brunt

Muhammad Khalifa – University of Oregon
"Alkaline Synthesis of Amidines - A New Method for Accessing a Biologically Relevant Functional Group"
Professor Michael Haley, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Professor Andy Berglund, Institute of Molecular Biology

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