2012 Student Summer Scholars

Danielle Bradke
“Den Site Characteristics and Kit Survival of American Marten in West Michigan”
Faculty Mentors: Paul Keenlance & Joseph Jacquot, Biology

Tami Brown
“Using DNA Barcoding for Plant Identification in a Long-term Prairie Restoration Study”
Faculty Mentor: Neil MacDonald, Biology 

Brittany Cooke
“Generation of Diffraction Gratings Using Photographic Film”
Faculty Mentor: Richard Vallery, Physics

Brianne Docter
“Probing the Binding Site in the Antibiotic Resistance Enzyme, AmpC β-lactamase”
Faculty Mentor: Brad Wallar, Chemistry

Samantha Ellis
“Macromolecular Assemblies for Gas Storage from Dynamic Bonds”
Faculty Mentor: Andrew Korich, Chemistry

Jessica Franks
“Comparison of Constructed vs. Natural Wetlands”
Faculty Mentor: Eric Snyder, Biology 

Danielle Grimm
“Using Artificial Breeding of Eurasian and Northern Watermilfoils to Study the Evolutionary Ecology of Herbicide Resistance”
Faculty Mentor: Ryan Thum, Annis Water Resources Institute

Anthony Hage
“Detection of 6xHis Labeled HDC Protein in Drosophila melanogaster
Faculty Mentors: Martin Burg & Debra Burg, Biomedical Science

José Jiménez
“The Young Lords in Lincoln Park”
Faculty Mentor: Melanie Shell-Weiss, Liberal Studies

Kip-Chumba Kaitany
“Biochemical Investigations of a High-Threat Family of β-lactamases”
Faculty Mentor: Dave Leonard, Chemistry

Joshua Lee
“Screening the Effects of Gene Overexpression on Markers of Neural Progenitor Differentiation in the Developing Chick Midbrain”
Faculty Mentor: Merritt Taylor, Biomedical Science

Jackie Main
“Exploring the Effects of Self-affirmation”
Faculty Mentor: Amanda Dillard, Psychology

Danielle Maryanski
“Novel MADS-box genes isolated from the gymnosperm cones of Ephedra and Juniper
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Winther, Biology

Michael Peruzzi
“Synthesis of Tripodal CMPO Compounds for Heavy Metal Chelation”
Faculty Mentor: Shannon Biros, Chemistry 

Jeremy Peshl
“Explorations in Sonoluminescence”
Faculty Mentor: Karen Gipson, Physics

Kira Smith-Butland
“Untitled Michigan Horror Script”
Faculty Mentor: Austin Bunn, Writing

Christopher Stretton
“The Testing of GV Derivatives for Antibacterial Activity in the Presence of Human Serum Protein”
Faculty Mentor: Roderick Morgan, Biology 

Jessica Thoe
“Characterizing Protein-Protein Interactions for Accurate Cell Division in Fission Yeast”
Faculty Mentor: Dawn Clifford Hart, Cell and Molecular Biology 

Angela Tramontelli
“Putting Michiganese on the Map: A Study in Perceptual Dialectology”
Faculty Mentor: Kathryn Remlinger, English Language and Literature 

Sarah VanOeveren
“Germline Clonal Analysis of the delorean Mutation in Drosophila melanogaster”
Faculty Mentor: Georgette Sass, Biology 

William Waalkes
“Pollutant Effects on Neurophysiological Recordings from Sensory And Motor Neurons Of The Crayfish”
Faculty Mentor: Daniel Bergman, Biomedical Science

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