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MMC Biology Brings Home Award from Regional Research Symposium

November 04, 2014
  • Marisa (left) and Katie (right) pose with the UMBC mascot.

Senior Biology majors Marisa Dunigan and Katherine Ness presented their research findings at the 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) on Saturday, October 25, 2014.  Marisa was awarded the top prize in her category.

The Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at UMBC attracts hundreds of student researchers from colleges and universities across the mid-Atlantic region every year. 

Marisa Dunigan presented her poster, “Confounds in the Thionin-Based Assay of Chlorination Activity in Common Greenshield Lichen,” in the Biological Sciences division. 

Katie Ness presented her poster, “FT-IR and X-ray Spectroscopic Analysis of Crude Oil Composition,” in the Chemical Sciences division.

Both students conduct research with Prof. Alessandra Leri at MMC.

Marisa won 1st place in her category, edging out competition from Princeton and James Madison, among other universities:

Congratulations to Marisa and Katie! Click here for photos.