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SERC-URGP RECIPIENTS FALL 2012


BIOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Tariq Alfarra Dr. Misamore Large scale culture of Quagga Mussels larvae
Kevin Claunch Dr. McGillivray Role of LrgAB in susceptibility to antibiotics and antimicrobial peptides in Bacillus anthracis
Nathan Cress Dr. Misamore Effects of sperm/egg concentration ratios on polyspermy blocks in Quagga Mussels
Megan Lewis Dr. Chumchal Insect mediated transfer of aquatic mercury to terrestrial systems
Astrid Linares Dr. Akkaraju Cytotoxic effects of Curcumin on cancer and non-cancer cell lines
Victoria Nettles Dr. Hale Are wing scars and teeth condition reliable indicators of age in bats?
Alison Schildt Dr. Hale

Identification of bat species using fecal DNA from Wolf Ridge wind farm

Shannon Speir Dr. Chumchal Determination of methyl mercury (MeHg) movement between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems via stable isotope analysis
Coralee Toal Dr. Akkaraju The effect of hepatitis C protein, NS5A, on the immune response
Nancy Wareing Dr. Akkaraju Anti-inflammatory effects of Cucrumin on human embryonic kidney cells

CHEMISTRY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Zachary Abid

Dr. Simanek Synthetic biology: Exploring a unique group to replace amino acids in beta turns
Kimberly Hyde Dr. Green Evaluating the cytotoxicity and antioxidant abilities of heterocyclic chelates in cells
Maureen Montgomery Dr. Hanna Further research on the properties of antimony
Hunter Scarborough Dr. Green Solid phase synthesis of ferrocene based biosensors
Matt Sherman Dr. Ryu Genetic selection of synthetic riboswitch for sarcosine

ENGINEERING

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Robert Grainger Dr. Bittle

Development of a first-principles model to predict the movement of a thrown baseball


ENGINEERING/CHEMISTRY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Mathew Antony, Dillon Burns, Jeffrey Myers, Sarah Rose, Jose Pacheco Drs. Tayag and Simanek

Interdisciplinary learning tool: Increasing student learning across all grades and subjects


PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Eric Davis Dr. Strzhemechny Growth of zinc oxide nanorods on a zinc foil substrate by direct etching
Hung Doan Dr. Gryczynski The studying of PVA films and its biomedical applications
Hayden Morgan Dr. Quarles Positron annihilation spectroscopy of Barnett Shale core samples

PSYCHOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Jennifer Barthel Dr. Miller

When men rape: A case study

Erin Brown Dr. Cox The role of metaphors in the dehumanization of women
Lindsey Carnes Dr. Cooper Hippocampal brain-derived neutrotrophic factor and social learning in rats
Maria Galindo Dr. Petursdottir Lag schedule study of reinforcement
Kara Gault Dr. Boehm The effects of norepinephrine and lipopolysaccharide coadministration on memory consolidation
Asfia Husain Dr. Boehm Lactobacillius reuteri used to inhibit Lipopolysaccharide induced sickness behavior
Haydee Izurieta Dr. Leising The problem of relational learning in autism spectrum disorder
Elizabeth Johnson Dr. Boehm Determining the nature of cytokine-induced cognitive deficits
Kara Lane Dr. Cooper HVC premotor control of song syntax and phonology
Kirsten McMullen Dr. Lord Effects of directed thinking on exercise: Direct measures of exercise behavior and cardiovascular fitness
Stephanie Orrange Dr. Papini Role of the amygdala in psychological pain
Brent Womble Dr. Boehm The effects of sodium butyrate following bacterial endotoxininduced disruption of memory consolidation

SCHOOL OF GEOLOGY ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Katelyn Lehman Dr. Mayne

Improving data return from the NASA Dawn spacecraft mission

Brooke Long Dr. Busbey Diagenesis of fossil turtle bone from Aguja formation

 


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