Seaver College celebrates several student researchers who presented research at the
Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) on November 23,
2019, at California State University, San Marcos. In total 18 students—16 from the
Natural Science Division and two from the Humanities and Teacher Education Division—participated
in this year’s conference with the help of eight Pepperdine faculty mentors.
SCCUR is a one-day, annual conference that celebrates the best multi-disciplinary research,
scholarship, and creative work of undergraduates in Southern California.
Congratulations to the following students and their faculty mentors:
||"A Quadrotomy for Partial Orders"
|David Addison, Brett Muramoto, Daniela Rizzo, and Audrey Fontes
||"Effect of melanized spots on feeding behavior of the invasive species, Procambarus
|David Addison, Brett Muramoto, and Daniela Rizzo
||"Effects of TTX on the movement, metamorphosis, and mortality of mosquito larvae"
||"From Unseen to Undaunted: Mrs. Tulliver's Grouth in George Eliot's The Mill on the
|Talia Cao, Samantha Fiallo, and Xingyue Zhu
||Thomas L. Vandergon
||"Genome Size Comparison Reduction Found in Some Santa Monica Mountain Chaparral Ferns"
||Baljit S. Khakh (UCLA)
||"Huntington's Disease: Therapeutic strategy to reduce mutant huntingtin protein"
||"Mathematically Modeling the Persistence of Red-Legged Frogs"
|Sierra Ball and Annie Rogers
||"Ultrafine Carbon Black Promotes Lysosomal Membrane Permeabilization And Nlrp3 Inflammasome
|Brandon R. Grinovich
||"Photosynthetic Response of Dryopteris arguta to Extended Drought"
||"Seedling and Resprout Survival of Three Chaparral Species Following Woolsey Wildfire"
|Matthew Sturtevant and Colton Russell
||Lee Kats and Gary Bucciarelli
||"Tetrodotoxin reduction due to antibiotics in the California Newt"
|Anne Katharine Brown
||"The Fabled Weaver: Reading Silas Marner as the Real Diary of George Eliot"