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National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Each Spring, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) sponsors a national meeting (usually around the beginning of April) exclusively for undergraduate students to come together and present the results of their research. Regardless of whether you participated in research through directed research, a UROP, or volunteering, presenting at this conference is a great opportunity to network with peers and faculty from around the country, and to showcase your hard work.

To apply to present at NCUR, you must submit an official abstract. You should work with your faculty mentor to write and submit an abstract based on the results of your research. The deadline for abstract submission is around the beginning of December each year. NOTE: For CBS students, please list Dr. Jacob Moore ( as the Undergraduate Research Office Coordinator.

Need additional help with your abstract? Set up an Undergraduate Research Coaching appointment with Dr. Moore.

Funding for NCUR

CBS is able to provide full support for a small number of students who are accepted to present at NCUR. To apply for CBS NCUR funding, you need to submit an additional funding application to CBS, in addition to submitting your abstract to NCUR. Applications for NCUR 2018 travel funding are currently closed. Check back in September 2018 for the NCUR 2019 funding application.


CBS Student Presentations - NCUR 2018

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Hosam Alkhatib
Presentation: “Improving disadvantaged middle-school students’ academic habits and interests in STEM through engaging STEM-related experiences in a university setting.”
Poster: “Investigating fatty acid export following lipid droplet degradation in skeletal muscle.” 

Ella Borgenheimer
Poster: “Tracking cell lineages of differentiated progenitor cells of the embryonic mouse thalamus.” 

Christina Landis
Poster: “Determining the effect of A3B overexpression on the mutational landscape of ovarian and fallopian tube epithelial cells in vivo.”

Samantha Lee
Poster: “Rapid generation of multiplexed and conditional CRISPR transgenic mouse models.”

Ajinkya Limkar
Poster: “Development of vaccines for treatment of opioid abuse using carrier proteins suitable for pharmaceutical manufacturing and clinical use.” 

Lauren Madden
Poster: “Orientation selective spinal cord stimulation.” 

Clairice Pearce
Poster: “Analyzing the potentiality of Zika virus infection in the human medulloblastoma.” 

Livia Songster
Poster: “Role of MyTH4-FERM myosin in filopodia initiation within Dictyostelium discoideum.” 

Sophia Vrba
Poster: “Development of a Pichinde virus-based vaccine vector for the treatment of tuberculosis.”