Happenings

April 14, 2016

Undergraduate Research Symposium Spring 2016

Alexandra Kois and Marisa Brudny presented their research at the Spring 2016 Undergraduate Symposium!  Alexandra is working with graduate student Danny Minahan and examined the pollen brought back to the hive by bumble bees over the summer months to determine the foraging patterns of bumble bees. 

Marisa worked with graduate student Austin Bauer and examined how temperature and salinity affected seed germination of different alfalfa cultivars.  

Alexandra at the Undergraduate Research Symposium
Alexandra (above) and Marisa (below) at the Undergraduate Research Symposium

Marisa at the Undergraduate Student Symposium

12/14/15

We had a great time at the Biology 152 mentored research poster session on December 8! There was great undergraduate research being presented from all over campus, including from two of our very own. Congrats to Erica and Kyle on their achievements this past semester!

erica_2015Erica Shaffer presented preliminary results from her research comparing the pollen foraging choices of honey bees (Apis mellifera) and bumble bees (Bombus impatiens). Erica will be continue this research throughout the spring semester!

Mentor: Danny Minahan and Johanne Brunet

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Kyle Krellwitz presented his Biology 152 Independent Project about the Development of GUS in alfalfa plants for pollen carryover experiments with three distinct pollinators.  
 
 
Mentors: Emmanuel Santa-Martinez, Cibele Cardoso De Castro, Johanne Brunet

 


12/3/2015

The upcoming General Biology 152 Poster session will be occurring next week on Tuesday Dec. 8 @ 5pm! The Brunet Lab will have two undergraduates, Erica Shaffer and Kyle Krellwitz showcasing their research  from this past semester. Please come down and see the results of their projects, as well as the diversity of research conducted by UW undergraduates.


IMG_0671Halloween shenanigans in the lab did occur this year with a crazed Denver Broncos fan and a bumble bee! 


We’ve got forests of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) in the greenhouse. Can

Emmanuel&JillianinalfalfaGreenhouse you spot Jillian or Emma-Santa!?  

And of course the honey bees that will be used to examine the effects of pollinators on selfing-rate in Alfalfa.
Emmanuelhoneybeesgreenhouse

 

Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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