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Two Biology Students’ Research Recognized at International Conference

GabriellePhoto Aug 11, 6 52 57 PM Dominguez (Biology ’14) and Annette Califano (Biology ’14) each presented their undergraduate research as posters at the 51st annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society in Princeton, NJ from 8/9/14 – 8/13-14.

The international meeting was attended by a diverse group of over 700 animal behaviorists from six continents. Both students participated in the undergraduate poster competition, in which Gabrielle wPhoto Aug 11, 6 51 58 PMas awarded honorable mention and Annette was recognized as a semifinalist. Posters were judged based upon the quality of the research, the oral presentation, the poster presentation itself, and the level of student independence on the project. Both Gabrielle and Annette were recognized at the awards ceremony and received certificates and monetary prizes.

Gabrielle and Annette each conducted their research in collaboration with their faculty mentor, Dr. Matthew Wund.  The titles for their research posters are:

  • Gabrielle M. Dominguez, Haley A. Poquette, and Matthew A. Wund. “Does the Intensity and Duration of Alarm Cue Exposure Affect Stickleback Anti-predator Behavior?”
  • Annette Califano and Matthew A. Wund. “Associative Learning in Threespine Stickleback.”

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