Psychology, Neuroscience and Natural Sciences Research Symposium, Dec. 8

Fri, Dec 8 2023, 11:30am - 1pm
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Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center (MPOBARC)
Recreation Courts
Intended Audience
General public

Please join us for the Fall Research Symposium

Poster Session at MPOBARC Rec Courts; 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (two 45-minute sessions)

Featuring St. Mary's Projects (Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, Environmental Studies)


  • Nina Allen - Effects of GABA-NAM as an Antidepressant in Adolescents Using the Animal Depression Model (Dr. A. Bailey)
  • Kirsten Asis - Investigating a Bradyrhizobium Strain's Salt Tolerance: Implications for mitigating plant salinity stress (Dr. L. Torres-Martinez)
  • Adrianna Danvers - The Effects of Density and Environmental Stressors on the Consumptive Relationships of the Marsh
  • Periwinkle, Littoraria irrorata (Dr. E. Hammam)
  • Nolan Dorics - Population Dynamics of Inshore Gelatinous Zooplankton Assemblages in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
  • (Dr. E. Hammam)


  • Tara Barnes - Transcriptomic Exploration of Meningeal Tissue in a Bird Adapted to Repeated High-force Impacts (Dr. D. Tobiansky)
  • Olivia Magaletta - Dragonfly Nymph Predation on Mosquito Larvae in Relation to Artifical Light Cycles (Dr. E. Hammam)
  • Hayley McKulka - Visual Evaluation of Men: An intersectional lens (Dr. K. Howansky)
  • Jessica Pavelle - Prevalence of Metazoans in the Body Cavity and Intestinal Tract of the Common Starling, Sturnus vulgaris (Dr. P. Santos-Ciminera)
  • Meghan Stevens - Is Estuarine Submerged Aquatic Vegetation an Alkalinity Source or Sink? (Dr. C. Gurbisz)

Plus posters from students in PSYC206 (Psychological Research, Analysis and Writing II), PSYC 332 (Laboratory Seminar in Developmental Psychology), CHEM420 (Biochemistry), BIOL345 (Plant Physiology), BIOL380 (Epidemiology) and Directed Research (BIOL, NEUR). See details here.

*light refreshments will be provided*

PsycSMP Oral Presentations in Goodpaster Room 195 on 12/8

3:30 pm

  • Ian Adams - The Impact of Mindfulness on Competitive Anxiety, Stress and Athletic Performance (Dr. A. Ehman)

4:00 pm

  • Saddiyah Holsey - Seeds of Resilience: Can black cumin's thymoquinone boost memory and mood in chronically stressed adolescent rats? (Dr. A. Bailey)
Event Sponsor(s)
Psychology, Biology
Angela Rae Draheim