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CURO Symposium

CURO Symposium
The Classic Center
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The annual CURO Symposium highlights excellence in undergraduate research at the University of Georgia by offering an opportunity for students to communicate their research to the broader community.

All undergraduates pursuing faculty-mentored research may apply to present their research at the CURO Symposium. We welcome presentations in all disciplines, from undergraduates in their first years to their last years, who have a lot or just a little experience, whether their status is Honors or non-Honors, and whether or not they have been enrolled in CURO coursework.

We also encourage students to present projects at all stages of completion, from proposal, to in-progress, to finished product.

The 2024 CURO Symposium will be held April 8-9, 2024, at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia.

Presentations are either a poster or a 10-minute oral presentation. The poster session for all poster presentations will be Monday, April 8, from 4-6 p.m. Oral presentations occur Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9.


Microbiology Department Participants:


Victoria Clifton - Investigation of Mitochondrial Inhibitors for Improved Chemotherapy Against Toxoplasma Gondii

Kevin Richmond - Sequence Polymorphism and the Role of Multiple Copies of the var2csa Gene in Plasmodium falciparum

Connor Norris - Exploring Campylobacter phylogeny using publicly available genomes

Kiana Pillay - Effects of Environmental Parameters on Biodegradation of Malathion

Ayden Mamaghani - Studies into the Metabolic Origins of an Alternative Coenzyme B12 Intermediate, α-ribazole in Salmonella enterica

Maggie Abboud - Examining the role of Helicobacter pylori HP0420 on flagellar motor function

Kayla Dechkampu - Creating Hybrid Strains of Cryptococcus neoformans to Understand Mitochondrial DNA Uniparental Inheritance

Caroline Smith - Probing the role of YggS in PLP homeostasis in Salmonella enterica

Grant Quinn - The Effect of Dark Septate Fungi on Sweet Sorghum Biomass in a Drought Condition

Julian Bolanos - Immunodominance of non-protective Bordetella bronchiseptica antigens contributes to the ineffectiveness of Kennel Cough vaccines

Oral Presentation
Tuesday, April 9, at 12:45 - 2:00 pm, Room H: 
Jayla Andrews - Determining the Effects of Heat Stress on Thyrotropic and Somatotropic Gene Expression in Breast Muscle of Fast and Slow-growing Broiler Lines

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