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Students from the Departments of Biological Sciences, Math and Chemistry presented at the 28th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 13, 2018.

Loyola's Pre-eminent Undergraduate Research Event

The Department of Biological Sciences hosted its 28th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the Loyola University New Orleans main campus in Nunemaker Auditorium, located on the 3rd floor in Monroe Hall. A crawfish social immediately followed the symposium in front of Monroe Hall.

The symposium is designed for seniors who have chosen to complete undergraduate research to receive honors credit by completing research in Biological Sciences. Each student has a faculty adviser and must complete several requirements in order to participate. Participating students prepared videos and PowerPoint presentations to communicate their research to their student and faculty peers. In addition to participating in the symposium, students must complete a written version of their research and results. The symposium will afford biology seniors an opportunity to present their research, some of which has taken students several years to complete. The presentations are as diverse as biology is as a field – ranging from canopy impact on endangered Okaloosa darter, to transcriptome assembly in the Chagas disease vector, to joint regeneration in chicks.

FREE parking was available in the West Road Garage from 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

For additional information contact Dr. Don Hauber at (504) 865-3090 or by email at


This year's program agenda:

1:15     Opening Reception

1:45       Opening Remarks

2:00       Victoria Odom (CHEM '18)

2:15       Finn McCants (BIOL '18)

2:30       Leigh Adrienne Ingram (BIOL '18)

2:45       Diella Packman (BIOL '18)

3:00       Sarah Lubow (MATH '18)

3:15       30 Minute Break

3:45       Archie Whelan (BIOL '18)

4:00       Jensen Tran (BIOL '18)

4:15       Michael Dubic (BIOL '18)

4:30       Kayla Noto (BIOL '18)

5:00       Crawfish Boil Social