2007 Student Summer Scholars

Matthew Altenritter
Risk of Predation to Stream invertebrates by Fish Across a Gradient of Habitat Complexity
Faculty Mentor: Carl Ruetz, Annis Water Resources Institute


Sara Black and Catherine McCulloch
"Teaching music through performance in band: A critical analysis of musical concepts in major band repertoire"
Faculty Mentor: Kevin Tutt, Music and Dance 

Daniel Boozer
"Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) analysis of Histidine Decarboxylase Transcription in Drosophila melanogaster"
Faculty Mentor: Martin Burg, Cell and Molecular Biology 

Sarah Bridwell
"Restoring Urban Riparian Habitat: Do Manipulations Affect the Behavior and Abundance of Avian Seed Dispersers"
Faculty Mentor: Jodee Hunt, Biology 

Heidi Collins
"Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni and George Sand: The Feminine view of love and marriage in their novels of the 18th and 19th century"
Faculty Mentor: David Eick, Modern Language and Literature

Joseph Crowley and Elizabeth Tekautz
"Queer Beijing: An Ethnography"
Faculty Mentor: Greg Mahoney

Hannah Gaff
"Poor Theatre, Biomechanics, and Alienation - Oh My!: Bridging the Intercultural Divide in the Modern Performance of Ancient Greek Tragedy"
Faculty Mentors: Ian Borden and James Wells

Emily Jones
"Pulsed Oscillating Mass Spectrometer"
Faculty Mentor: George McBane, Chemistry 

Katelin Krummrey
"Conformationally Restricted Amines as Regulators of TAAR Activity"
Faculty Mentor: Matt Hart, Chemistry 

Rachel Kubiak
"Mapping the Active Site of AmpC ²-Lactamase"
Faculty Mentor: Rachel Powers, Chemistry 

David LeGault
"An Analysis of the Literature of Work in Michigan Writing"
Faculty Mentor: Ander Monson

Adam Lepley
"Affects of weight lifting and breathing technique on blood pressure and heart rate"
Faculty Mentor: Brian Hatzel, Movement Science

Erick Lindsey
"Synthesis of Modified 2'-Deoxynucleosides by Sonogashira Coupling"
Faculty Mentor: Felix Ngassa, Chemistry 

David Redding
"Raising Efficacy through Civic Education"
Faculty Mentor: Kevin den Dulk

Kelly Rizzo
"Theory and Practice: Hindemithe's Piano Sonata #2"
Faculty Mentor: John Schuster-Craig, Music and Dance 

Meagan Stewart
"Modulation of potential neuroprotective compounds for glaucoma in a retinal ganglion cell culture system"
Faculty Mentor: David Linn, Biomedical Sciences

Kate Veltman
"Molecular Regulation of the Diaphanous-related Formins"
Faculty Mentor: Brad Wallar, Chemistry 

Arti Walker
"Anti-telomerase inhibitors as Potential Novel Antibiotics"
Faculty Mentor: Roderick Morgan, Biology

Devin White
"The Political Rhetoric of St. John Chrysostom"
Faculty Mentor: Charles Pazdernik, Classics

Amy Wolner
"When People Speak"
Faculty Mentor: Kurt Bullock