2013 Student Summer Scholars

Abigail Carlson
"Exercise Induced 
Neurogenesis Using A Crayfish Model System"
Faculty Mentor: Dan Bergman, Biomedical Science

Holly Cassell
"Reviving German-American Musical Culture: The Works of William Henry Pommer"
Faculty Mentor: Lisa Feurzeig, Music

Christopher Churches
"Geomorphic Characterization of the Grand River near Grand Rapids: Baseline Data Collection and Predicted Dam Removal Effects"
Faculty Mentor: Peter Wampler, Geology

Jozlyn Clasman
"Structural analysis of β-lactamase/drug complexes"
Faculty Mentor: Dave Leonard, Chemistry

Jacob Dec
"Assessing the light requirements for E3 complex assembly in Arabidopsis thaliana"
Faculty Mentor: Matthew Christians, Cell and Molecular Biology

Alexander Fisch
"Effect of telomerase inhibitors on malignant breast cancer cells"
Faculty Mentor: Osman Patel, Cell and Molecular Biology

Vincent Gasparotto
"Detection of Hdc deletions generated by transposon excision in Drosophila"
Faculty Mentor: Martin Burg, Biomedical Science

Julia Gjebic
"A Study of Oboe Reeds"
Faculty Mentors: Karen Gipson, Physics & Marlen Vavrikova, Music

Breanna Gould
"A landscape genetic analysis of eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina)"
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Moore, Biology

John Gravelyn, MS3
"The Trainer Project"
Faculty Mentor: John Farris, Engineering

Danielle Harris
"Polymer-Nanoparticle Interactions Studied with Positrons"
Faculty Mentor: Richard Vallery, Physics

Rachel Hughart
"Kit Production and Survival From Birth Through Independence of American Marten in West Michigan"
Faculty Mentors: Paul Keenlance, Natural Resources Mgmt & Joseph Jacquot, Biology

Lisa Keeney
"Creating a Performing Edition of Sousa Opera"
Faculty Mentor: Kevin Tutt, Music

David Leestma
"The Administration of the Hajj: An Analysis of the operation and logistics of the Islamic Pilgrimage"
Faculty Mentor: Sebastian Maisel, Modern Languages

Kayla Lockmiller, MS3
"TOC, C/N, δN15, and δC13 of Shales from the Mississippian Michigan Formation, Western Michigan"
Faculty Mentor: Patricia Videtich, Geology

Andrea Morrow
"An analysis of tibia of Paralouatta varoni, an extinct primate from Cuba"
Faculty Mentor: Melissa Tallman, Biomedical Science

Alice Munday, MS3
"'Such is War': Union Surgeon George M. Trowbridge and the Personal Perils of Slavery and Race in the American Civil War"
Faculty Mentor: Scott Stabler, History

Jessica Pontow
"The effects of extra-pair copulations on the sexual transmission of microbes in Tree Swallows"
Faculty Mentors: Michael Lombardo, Biology & Patrick Thorpe, Biology

Aula Ramo
"Can drugs for Alzheimer's disease be of benefit in glaucoma?"
Faculty Mentor: David Linn, Biomedical Science

Mitchell Roth
"The role of CBL10 in stamen development in Arabidopsis"
Faculty Mentor: Margaret Dietrich, Cell and Molecular Biology

Max Spencer
"A bioassessment of the butterflies and leafhoppers of the rare alvar ecosystem of the Maxton Plains Preserve"
Faculty Mentor: James Dunn, Biology

Aubriana Spenski, MS3
"Mechanisms of American Marten Kit Independence and Dispersal in West Michigan"
Faculty Mentors: Joseph Jacquot, Biology & Paul Keenlance, Natural Resources Mgmt

Jordan Straight
"A Tale of Two Cities: Concluding analysis of Nato3 function in the midbrain and investigation of Nato3 regulation by phosphorylation in the developing embryo"
Faculty Mentor: Merritt Taylor, Biomedical Science

Hollister Swanson, Koeze Fellow
"Structure/function studies that identify an inhibitor of the class C beta-lactamase, ADC-7"
Faculty Mentor: Brad Wallar, Chemistry

Marissa Swartz
"Economic Context and Civic Engagement: the Effects of  Localism  in Four Michigan Cities"
Faculty Mentor: Whitt Kilburn, Political Science

Adam Terwilliger, MS3
"Do We Need to Analyze Spectra by Hand?"
Faculty Mentor: Richard Lord, Chemistry

Jared Toogood
"Identifying The Anatomical Traits Most Important To The Distribution Of Lower-Trunk Epiphytes In El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico"
Faculty Mentor: Gary Greer, Biology

Josephine Werner, MS3
"Novel inhibitors for class D β-lactamases"
Faculty Mentor: Rachel Powers, Chemistry

Noah Zucker
"Effect Of Fatty Acid Structure On Endothelial Cell Connexin 43 Levels"
Faculty Mentor: David Kurjiaka, Biomedical Science

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