The Tate Lab

Three lab students present their research at the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair

Posted by on Monday, October 8, 2018 in News.

The lab was well-represented at the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair on Sept. 27, where Abby Perry and Ana Torres, sponsored by NSF DEB Research Experiences for Undergraduates, and Faith Rovenolt, sponsored by a VUSRP fellowship, presented their summer research.

Abby presented new data on the effect of Wolbachia infection on immune system dynamics in flour beetles. Ana gave us an overview of cellular immunity in Tribolium, with some exciting future directions. Faith presented the results of simulations with an agent based model that considered the impact of insect stage structure on disease dynamics. All three were inundated with poster visitors, and did a great job!

Ana Torres gives an overview of hemocytes

Faith stands ready to present her modeling results

Abby emphasizes the importance of accounting for Wolbachia infection when measuring immune responses

 

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