2021 - 2022 Research Award Recipients

Lorissa Thorpe. Gamma Sigma. How does a unique microbial niche influence HO endonuclease gene function in the wild Saccharomyces Cerevisiae?

Amelia Landsverk. Gamma Gamma. Examining the relationship between foraging behaviors in an urban environment and the ingestion of microplastics in American red (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus), easter gray (Sciurus carolinensis), and northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus).

Kelly Lorenz. Gamma Gamma. The Differentiation of White-Footed Mice (Peromyscus leucopus) from Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) using Salivary Amylase and Morphological Measurements.

Alexander Abatayo and Erica Sheagley. Gamma Eta. Determining the Effects of Pharmaceutical- Contaminated Irrigation Water on Arabidopsis thaliana Plant Stress Responses.

Luke Heady and Melissa Guillen. Gamma Eta. Impact of Combined IL-2 and IL-15 Immunotherapy on the Expression of PD-L1 in B16 Cells.

Luke Heady. Gamma Eta. Investigating potential Synergism of Branched-Chain Amino Acids and IL-15 in resistance-training associated muscle hypertrophy.

Melissa Guillen. Gamma Eta. Examination of innate immunity in Caenorhabditis elegans with altered lipid metabolism when exposed to pathogenic ToxA peptide isolated from Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Caitlyn Phillips, Matthew Reuter, Katherine Stegemann, and Gavin Thompson. Gamma Eta. Determining the Role of EpiBrassinolide, a Plant Steroid, in Breast Cancer Cell Growth.

Erin Oleksak and Natalie Prena. Gamma Eta. Correlation of Leptin Concentration and Lecithin-Cholesterol Acyltransferase (LCAT) Enzyme Activity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Caleb Beimfohr and Kelsey Ramp. Gamma Eta. Exploring the role of SEMA3F in keratinocyte cell proliferation. 

Jarius Ingram. Pi. Comparison of Two Cardiac Glycosides’ Cytotoxicity in Rhabdomyosarcoma Cancer Cells to Two Common Chemotherapeutics.

Kailey Weiskopf. Gamma Kappa. Free Cortisol Levels in Saliva Samples vs Total Cortisol Levels in Blood Serum Samples of Cattle.

Corynn Knight and Kaylyn Lofaro. Gamma Kappa. Immune Response to Modified Live versus Killed BRD Vaccines in Weaning Calves.

Kate McDonald, Sarah Schwemmer, and Sarah Mckenzie. Gamma Kappa. Perceived Effectiveness and Administration of Anthelmintics in Beef Cattle In Relation to the Actual Parasite Load.

Ally Parker and Mary Rose Foster. Gamma Kappa. Efficacy of Neutralizing Antibody Production of Killed BRD Vaccine in the Presence of MM-90 Injection.

Nicholas Schulte and Benjamin Yoder. Gamma Kappa. Impact of Weaning Methods on Calves in Response to Vaccination Against Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD).

Shelby Smith and Rachel Brown. Gamma Kappa. The Effect of Agroforestry on Farm Diversity.

Emily Lovins. Rho. Analysis of Serotonin Present in Crayfish Hemolymph Using Derivatization by MSTFA and BSTFA through GC-MS.

Jacob Good. Rho. Analysis of Ostarine in Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator Products Using Reversed-Phase High-Performance Liquid Chromatography.

Taylor Nagy. Beta Chi. Determination of Altered DNA Binding Capabilities Between Native and Variant SOX18 Proteins Expressed in E. coli Strain XJb(DE3).