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REU/REV 2011 organizers and participants

2011 REU/REV Program

Sixteen undergraduates, five veterinary students and one high school science teacher participated in the 2011 NIMBioS Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experiences for Veterinary Students (REV), held May 31- July 22, 2011. During the eight-week long program, participants lived on campus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT), and worked in teams with NIMBioS postdocs and UT faculty to conduct research at the interface of mathematics and biology. The award included a stipend, housing and some funding to support travel.

2011 REU/REV Organizers
2011 REU/REV Participants

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REU/REV Profiles

Click on the names below for comments from some of the 2011 REU/REV participants.

Tiffany Blankenship photo. Tiffany H. Blankenship
Major: Biology (pre-med)
School: Univ. of Texas, El Paso
Hometown: El Paso, TX
REU/REV Research Project: The tracking of fast movements inside cells

D-A Botesteanu photo. Dana-Adriana Botesteanu
Majors: Mathemtics, French
School: Mount Holyoke College
REU/REV Research Project: How does the effort that a mother bird expends on her offspring depend on the attractiveness of her mate?

R Chitrakar photo. Rojin Chitrakar
Major: Biology (cell, biotechnology and molecular biology emphasis)
School: Eastern New Mexico Univ.
Hometown: Portales, NM
REU/REV Research Project: Antifungal effects of essential oils on a biocontrol fungus

Rachel Johnson photo. Rachel E. Johnson
Degree: BS Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Univ. of Tennessee 2009
Major: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
School: College of Veterinary Medicine, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN
REU/REV Research Project: Modeling Escherichia coli O157:H7 in beef cattle

Lindsay Lee photo. Lindsay Lee
Majors: Mathematics, Spanish
School: Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
Hometown: Oak Ridge, TN
REU/REV Research Project: Modeling feral cat population dynamics in Knox County, TN

Krista Schaefer photo. Krista Schaefer
Major: Mathematics
School: Valpraiso Univ.
Hometown: Valpraiso, IN
REU/REV Research Project: Early SIV (Simian Immunology Virus) infection

Blogging from the 2011 program:

Research Results: REU Students Talk About Their Experience
Panelists Advise 'Flexibility' as Key to Career Success
REU and REV’s Wild About Knoxville Zoo Tour
Down on the Farm: Students Learn Cow Facts for E-coli Study
Graduate Students Advise 'Talk to Other Grads'
Hiking in the Smokies with Summer REU/REV Students
REU and REV Students See Synchronous Fireflies
NIMBioS Today: Dr. Thibert-Plante Teaches MATLAB
NIMBioS Welcomes 22 REU/REV Participants Next Week

In the News:

Collaboration and learning part of summer vacation at Scranton.. University of Scranton News. September 19, 2011
Southeast student participating in summer research experience at national institute. . Southeast Missouri State University News. June 28, 2011
Controlling the spread of E. coli. WATE-TV Channel 6. June 23, 2011
Student researches at national institute. Mount Holyoke College News. June 23, 2011
Students conduct research at UT to control spread of E. coli. Tennessee Today. June 23, 2011
Wisniewski selected for undergraduate research program. The State Journal-Register. June 17, 2011
Beloit College student selected for competitive research program. Beloit College News. June 15, 2011

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