The department annually recognizes a Department of Biology undergraduate major in the Honors Program who has the best Honors Thesis.
Outstanding Honors Thesis Award
2023 Outstanding Honors Thesis Award Recipient: Luke Gohmann
Luke is an undergraduate senior researcher in Professor Greg Demas and Professor Cara Wellman's labs, where he’s been studying how environmental influences such as stress and microbiome manipulations affect neural morphology. This research has been presented as a poster at the Animal Behavior Conference and as a talk at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology with anticipated publication in the future. Following graduation, Luke will attend University of Michigan's Program in Biomedical Sciences to earn a PhD in cellular and molecular biology.
Thesis: “Maternal stress and maternal microbiome manipulations remodel offspring prefrontal cortex dendrites in sex-dependent manner”