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2015-2016 LSFRS



Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Life Science Freshman Research Scholars! 

These students have been selected to participate in a wonderful opportunity to conduct life science research as freshmen under the mentorship of OSU faculty members. They will be conducting research over the course of the year and presenting their work next Spring.

Click on each student's photo to view their poster! 

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Katelynn Adams, Physiology
Mentor: Dr. Daniel Moen, Dept of Integrative Biology

Project: "Convergence in the shape of Arboreal Frog toe pads" | 2nd Place Symposium Winner

KateAdams

 


Alisha Beckford, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Tyrrell Conway, Dept of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Project: "The Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide Oxidative Stress on E.coli"

AlishaBeckford


Kathryn Biehl, Zoology
Mentor: Dr. John Gustafson, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Project: "The Investigation of ideal growth conditions for Elizabethkingia Meningoseptica"

KathrynBiehl

 


Julia ClarkBiochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Janette Steets, Dept of Plant Biology, Ecology & Evolution
Project: "Spatial variation in plant-seed predator-parastoid interactions" 

JuliaClark

 


Marysa CloeterPhysiology
Mentor: Dr. Gerald Schoenknecht, Dept of Plant Biology, Ecology & Evolution
Project: "T-independent changes in transcripts in a thermoacidophilic alga" 

MarysaCloeter

 


Brock Crockett-Beck, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Andy Dzialowski, Dept of Integrative Biology
Project: "Bioassays To Determine Nutrient Limitation of Algal Biomass"  | 3rd Place Symposium Winner


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Dominique Davis, Physiology
Mentor: Dr. Carey Pope, Dept of Veterinary Health Sciences
Project: "Inhibitions kinetics study ofChlorpyrifos Oxon on Acetylcholinisterase in the Anaxyrus cognatus liver and brain" 

DominiqueDavis

 




KatyAnn Dudley, Zoology
Website: http://constantresearch.wix.com/scientist-site 
Mentor: Dr. Scott McMurry, Dept of Integrative Biology
Project: "Colony Collapse Disorder and Breaking the Cycle" 

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Kassidy Ford
, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Mentor: Dr. Gilbert John, Dept of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Project: "Cloning And Transforming Of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Azoreductase Gene"

KassidyFord

 


Kami Hogan, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Mentor: Dr. Andrew Doust, Dept of Plant Biology, Ecology & Evolution
Project: "Quantitative analysis of branching in wildtype and mutant accessions of the panicoid grass, Setaria viridis"

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Kristy Johnson, Biochemisty & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Donald Ruhl, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Project: "Repressing INI-1protein into AT-RT cells"

KristyJohnson


Kolton Kardokus (right) & Tim Rosencrans, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Canaan, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Project: Elizabethkingia meningoseptica

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Ashley Kendrick, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Mentor(s): Drs. Wouter Hoff (Dept of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics) and Aihua Xie (Dept of Physics)
Project: "Fourier transform infrared characterization of amino acid side chains for Infrared Structural Biology of proteins" 

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Danner Kiernan, Biology
Mentor: Dr. Puni Jeyasingh, Dept of Integrative Biology
Project: "Comparing insecticide sensitivity between lake-caught and ressurected clones" 

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Reed Lemons, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Canaan, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Project: "Antiobiotic resistance in Elizabethkingia meningoseptica

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Avery Melton, Physiology
Mentor(s): Drs. Jennifer Grindstaff & Donald French, Dept of Integrative Biology
Project: "The effects of anthropogenic noise on nest defense behaviors in Eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis)"  |  1st Place Symposium Winner

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(left to right) Jay Moore, Kyle Wheeler & Ryan Yang,  Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Mentor: Dr. Noha Youssef, Dept of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Project: "DNA extraction and characterization of isolates obtained during MICR 2132"  |  3rd Place Symposium Winners

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Jessyca Naegele, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Donald Ruhl, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Project: "Digestion of chromatin to mono-nucleosomes" 

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Lauren Oliver, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Donald Ruhl, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Project: "Phosphorylation of INI-1 protein" 

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Gil Repa, Physiology
Mentor: Dr. Carey Pope, Dept of Veterinary Health Sciences
Project: "Increasing the catalytic efficiency of butyrlcholinsterase" 

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Riley Smith, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Mentor: Dr. Gilbert John, Dept of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Project: "Azo Dye Toxicity: A measure of dye metabolic toxicity on various components of the human microbiota" 

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Morgan Williams, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Mentor: Dr. Mark Fishbein, Dept of Plant Biology, Ecology & Evolution
Project: Phylogenomics of milkweeds 

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Rachel Williams, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Donald Ruhl, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Project: Isolating/Purifying INI-1

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