Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars

UROP and the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact are pleased to announce the 2019 Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars. For more information about the program visit the KCUS website

Dan Tudorica

Thermo Fisher Scholar

Mentor: Arden Perkins    

Project: Determining the Molecular Mechanism of Bleach Sensing by Bacterial Chemoreceptor Zinc-Binding Protein Domains


Emily Niebergall

Mentor: Emily Beck

Project: Threespine Stickleback as a evolutionary mutant model of Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrom and Crohn’s Disease


Ian Torrence

Mentor: Sean Fontenot

ProjectSensors and Materials for In-field Soil Analysis of Nitrate and Other Ions


Michelle Hernandez

Thermo Fisher Scholar

Mentor: Kelly Hyland    

Project: 3D Printing-Compatible BioMaterials for Musculoskeletal Regeneration


Robin Black

Mentor: Michelle Massaquoi   

Project: Investigating the Impact of a Bacterial Derived Bio-molecule on Host Beta Cell Regeneration


Russell Nickels

Mentor: Hazel Fargher    

Project: Designing Supramolecular Receptors for Reversible Binding of the Hydroselenide (HSe–) Anion