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Department of Biological Sciences 29th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Loyola's Pre-eminent Undergraduate Research Event

The Department of Biological Sciences hosted its 29th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 12:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on the Loyola University New Orleans main campus in Nunemaker Auditorium, located on the 3rd floor in Monroe Hall. A crawfish social will immediately follow 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:

1:00 Shannon Hester
1:15 Andrew Harper
1:30 Claire Commagere
1:45 Ella Hall
2:00 Leslie Galvez
2:15-2:30  15 MINUTE BREAK
2:30 Margaret Adams
2:45 Julia Racine
3:00 Kyle Cleveland
3:15 Kristen Williams
3:30-4:00  30 MINUTE BREAK
4:00 Robert Mipro
4:15 Sandrine Ferrans
4:30 Coleman Green
4:45 Anna Smith, Kennedi Turner (joint presentation)
5:00 Arden LaGrone