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Students Present at Undergraduate Research Conference


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: 

Student(s) Faculty Mentor(s) Project Title
Alex Prieger Stan Warford "A Quadrotomy for Partial Orders"
David Addison, Brett Muramoto,  Daniela Rizzo, and Audrey Fontes Lee Kats "Effect of melanized spots on feeding behavior of the invasive species, Procambarus Clarkii"
David Addison, Brett Muramoto, and Daniela Rizzo Lee Kats "Effects of TTX on the movement, metamorphosis, and mortality of mosquito larvae"
Anemone Hansen Constance Fulmer "From Unseen to Undaunted: Mrs. Tulliver's Grouth in George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss"
Talia Cao, Samantha Fiallo, and Xingyue Zhu Thomas L. Vandergon "Genome Size Comparison Reduction Found in Some Santa Monica Mountain Chaparral Ferns"
Sophia Cheong Baljit S. Khakh (UCLA)  "Huntington's Disease: Therapeutic strategy to reduce mutant huntingtin protein"
Caroline Wick Courtney Davis "Mathematically Modeling the Persistence of Red-Legged Frogs"
Sierra Ball and Annie Rogers Jay Brewster "Ultrafine Carbon Black Promotes Lysosomal Membrane Permeabilization And Nlrp3 Inflammasome Activation"
Brandon R. Grinovich Stephen Davis "Photosynthetic Response of Dryopteris arguta to Extended Drought"
Karagan Smith Stephen Davis "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 Constance Fulmer "The Fabled Weaver: Reading Silas Marner as the Real Diary of George Eliot"