FST Undergrads Turn Out for 35th Annual Research Conference

13 FST undergrads presenting at UC undergrad research conference.
L-R top: Quynh Trosien, Tianyi Tu, Shannon Yi, Yun Zhang. L-R middle: Brooke Stehle, Adan Gallo Lopez and Zeyu (Tori) Zhu, Jenna Khun, Diego Chavez. L-R bottom: Prairva (Summer) Plepalakon, Glory Wongmahapaul, Natalie Chueh, Krishnapriya Hari.
Zann Gates

The UC Davis 35th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference (April 26-27, 2024) was well-represented by 13 FST undergraduates. The conference is designed to acquaint undergraduate students with the process and academic rigors of presenting research in a scholarly manner and in an affirming environment, and is open to all academic fields. 

Their names and presentation titles are below, as well as their faculty lab affiliation.  For more about the conference, see the link below.  

Congratulations for a job well done to all of our undergraduate participants!  

Poster Presentations
Chueh, Natalie (Simmons)
Field Trial Assessment of Soil Biosolarization Using Cover Crop Amendments for Managing Soil Pests

Wongmahapaul, Glory (Boundy-Mills)
Top 3 Yeast Strains for Grape Pomace and Almond Hull Bioconversion to Saturated Fatty Acids

Gallo Lopez, Adan (Simmons)
Isolation of Starch Hydrolyzing Bacteria from Bioplastic Used in Biosolarization

Hari, Krishnapriya (Simmons)
Assessing Changes in Soil Fusarium oxysporum and Fungal Profiles in Response to Biosolarization with Date Residue and Rice Bran Amendments in a Desert Climate

Stehle, Brooke (Simmons)
Application of Spent Mushroom Substrate as a Biosolarization Amendment

Zhu, Zeyu (Simmons)
Isolation of Starch Hydrolyzing Bacteria from Bioplastic Used in Biosolarization

Trosien, Quynh N. (Marco)
Sensitivity of Bacterial Strains to Variants of Nisin, an Antimicrobial Peptide With Therapeutic Potential

Chavez, Diego (Simmons)
Inhibition of Fusarium oxysporum Growth in the World’s Crop Production

Khun, Jenna (S. Wang)
Chemical Characterization of Duckweed (Lemna gibba) and Its Food Innovation Potential

Plepalakon, Prairva (Simmons)
Nutsedge Inactivation in Soil Using Biosolarization

Tu, Tianyi (L. Wang)
Survival and Fitness of Listeria monocytogenes on Different Commercial Gourmet Mushrooms During Growth and Storage

Zhang, Yun (Slupsky)
Metabolite Profile and Sensory Attributes of California Honeys

Oral Presentations
Yi, Shannon - Food Science & Technology (S. Wang)
Antioxidant Potential of Walnut Skin Tisane