Ten Longwood University undergraduate students presented their work in undergraduate research and creative scholarship at the virtual 35th annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

Established in 1987 by the Council on Undergraduate Research, NCUR exists to highlight and support excellence in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative endeavors across all disciplines and varieties of institutions of higher education.

Participating in NCUR allows students the opportunity to share their research, hone their communication skills, and receive feedback from and engage in discussions with students and faculty from myriad fields of study.

The Longwood students who presented at NCUR 2021 are:

  • Cecily Hayek and Dorian Tignor- Biology, Raising Aquatic Vertebrates in Impaired Waters Causes a Mis-expression of Genes Leading to Developmental Malformations- Poster presentation
  • Haley Bresnahan and Arleigh Wood- Biology, Chimeric PD1 Expressing T Cells for as a Therapy for Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia- Poster presentation
  • Thomas Hoke and Abigail Harris- Biology, Population Dynamics of Wintering Waterfowl in the Mid-Atlantic Region- USA, Poster presentation
  • Carrie Reaver- Biology, Identifying Fluctuating Asymmetry and Developmental Rate as Indicators of Developmental Stability in Drosophila melanogaster- Poster presentation
  • Sarah Dooley- Biology, Brewing Meets Biotechnology: A Survey of Genetic Variation in Flocculation Proteins- Oral presentation
  • Meghan Griffin and Genevieve McAlexander- Psychology, Bipolarity of the Five Factor Model of Personality Disorder- Oral presentation


Applications for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research open annually in early January. Travel and hotel accommodations of students who present at NCUR are provided by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

If you would like to learn more about getting involved in research at Longwood University, please visit Longwood’s Office of Student Research website http://www.longwood.edu/office-of-student-research/

or contact Amorette Barber, Director of the Office of Student Research (osr@longwood.edu or barberar@longwood.edu).