The Mary Erskine Undergraduate Research Award was established in memory of the former UROP director and CAS Biology professor Mary Erskine. Dr. Erskine was a vigorous supporter of undergraduate research, and a strong advocate of inclusion of women and minorities in scientific research.
The Erskine Award supports one student doing research in the department of Biology. Beginning in 2009, each summer the UROP Faculty Advisory Committee will select the recipient of this award from the UROP Application pool.
Project Title: Novel Word Learning Task: A Model of Lexical and Nonlexical Reading Methods
Mentor: Jaqueline Liederman, Psychology Department
Project Title: A Sex Comparison of Lhx6 Expression in Specific Segments of the Murine Olfactory Pathway
Mentor: Michael Baum, Biology Department
Project Title: Possible Theta Oscillatory Mechanisms Enable Time-dependent Activity of Grid Cells
Mentor: Michael Hasselmo, Psychology
Project Title: Longitudinal Analysis of Vision, Visuospatial Cognition, and Daily Function in Parkinson’s Disease
Mentor: Alice Cronin-Golomb, Psychology
Project Title: Light Dependent Translocation of Gqa in Drosophila Retina
Mentor: Susan Tsunoda, Biology