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SERC-URGP RECIPIENTS SPRING 2015


BIOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Candler Boortz Dr. Shauna McGillivray Role of ClpX in S. aureus antimicrobial virulence and
survival
Michael Chandra Dr. Giri Akkaraju Targeting the estrogen receptor in breast cancer cells with cytotoxic drugs
Jenny Hagemeier Dr. Michael Chumley The effect of β-amyloid on neuron growth and communication
Alexis Medders Dr. Marlo Jeffries Males, masculinity and immunity: A test of the
immunocompetence handicap hypothesis in fathead
minnows
Mallory Melton Dr. Dean Williams Genetic diversity of Texas Horned Lizards
(Phrynosoma cornutum) in small Texas towns
Diem Ngo Dr. Shauna McGillivray Overexpression of FtsZ protein in Bacillus Anthracis
Elise Path Dr. Marlo Jeffries Identifying sensitive indicators of thyroid disruption in fathead
minnows after exposure to thyroxine and propylthiouracil
Kyle Roush Dr. Marlo Jeffries Enhancing the fish embryo toxicity test: Growth,
development abnormalities and gene expression as
additional test endpoints

 


CHEMISTRY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Sam Floren Dr. Robert Neilson Synthesis of boron nitrogen polymer precursors
Meghen Goulet Dr. Kayla Green Optimizing immobilization of ferrocene peptide
bioconjugates for biosensor development
Garrett Sohn Dr. David Minter A synthetic approach to unnatural alkaloid enantiomers

 


ENGINEERING

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Nathan Lowen
Parker Wise

Dr. Steve Weis Development of a digitally reconfigurable surface
prototype

PSYCHOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Delaney Davis Dr. Mauricio Papini Effects of chronic exposure to a cannabinoid receptor agonist on coping with unexpected reward loss
Kaitlyn Drtil Dr. Gary Boehm The association between hippocampal protein markers HMGB1, NLRP3, and MRP8, and stress Induced inflammatory immune response
Erika Herrera Dr. Ken Leising Facilitation of conditional spatial discrimination by
naturalistic stimuli
Tierra Ledet Dr. Cathy Cox The influence of sexualized breast cancer campaigns on the wellbeing of women with breast cancer
Carlos Licon Dr. Gary Boehm Protection of LPS-induced memory deficits occurs independent of brain derived neurotrophic factor
Jasmine Martinez Dr. Cathy Cox Attenuating pain with the past: The relationship between
nostalgia and physical pain
Erin McKay Dr. Naomi Ekas Does attachment style predict reactions to simulated Infant crying in emerging adults?
Bobby Pendry Dr. Gary Boehm The role of social stress and inflammation in amyloid-β
accumulation and onset of Alzheimer’s disease-like cognitive
deficits
James Stanphill Dr. Cathy Cox From the cradle to the grave: The relationship between
attachment style and life history trajectories
Raylee Starnes Dr. Charles Lord It's time to take action: Examining the effects of directed
thinking on intentions to exercise
Kaitlin Sutherlin Dr. Cathy Cox The Impact of sexualized breast cancer campaigns on
objectification and cognitive functioning in women with
breast cancer
Holly Wright Dr. Ken Leising Reassignment of conditional spatial discriminations

 


SCHOOL OF GEOLOGY, ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Martin McQueen

Dr. Tory Bennett Monitoring bat activity: Gaining insights into urban biodiversity

 


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