2017 Research Awards | High Honors

Kirstyn Smith-LeCavalier

Title: Item-Level Protective Behavioral Strategies as Mediators of Marijuana Use Motives-Marijuana Related Consequences Relationship
College of Natural Sciences
Advisor: Mark Prince

Diego Andraca, William Beideman, and Pashi Singh

Title: Validation of Smartphone-Based Assessment of Sit-To-Stand Power
College of Health and Human Sciences
Advisor: Brian Tracy

Carson Belknap

Title: Linking evaporation and liquid-vapor equilibrium to flame dynamics of real fuels
College of Engineering
Advisor: Bret Windom

Candace Cotter

Title: Bats and Immunity: Interfering with Interferon Gamma
College of Natural Sciences
Advisor: Corey Rosenbery

Bridgette Gaudreault

Title: Expression of ecdysteroid receptor pathway genes in regenerating limb tissues of the blackback land crab (Gecarcinus lateralis)
College of Natural Sciences
Advisor: Sunetra Das

Olivia Luyties

Title: Factor-dependent archaeal transcription termination
College of Natural Sciences
Advisor: Julie Walker

Erin Markle

Title: Age-grading Culex tarsalis Populations with the Method of Counting Wing Scales
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Brian Foy

Lindsey Paricio

Title: Induction of biofilm dispersal using nitric oxide
College of Natural Sciences
Advisor: Bella Neufeld

Molly Price

Title: A novel Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) envelope protein for pseudotyping lentiviral vectors for gene therapy
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Advisor: Ramsesh

Clayton Speed

Title: Investigation and Manipulation of an Archaeal Fluoride Responsive Riboswitch
College of Natural Sciences
Advisor: Thomas Santangelo

Robin Blackwood

Title: Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Advisor: Thomas Santangelo

Andrew Candia

Title: Formamidinium Tin(IV) Iodide: A New Hybrid Vacancy-Ordered Double Perovskite for Photovoltaics
College of Natural Sciences
Advisor: Annalise Maughan

Elizabeth Enoch

Title: Increased Number of Arms on Cardon Cacti Yield More Wildlife Use in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur
College of Warner College of Natural Resources
Advisor: Kate Huyvaert

Benjamin Fixman, Isaac Babcock, and Avery

Title: Intermittent imaging of cultured hippocampal slices during long term incubation
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Advisor: James Bamburg

Adam Gibbons

Title: Development of a plasmid isolation technology from environmental DNA sources
College of Natural Sciences
Advisor: Thomas Santangelo

Zach Goodenow, Zhiming Gou, Doran Wood, Jose Amaya Santanach, and Sydney Soetaert

Title: Budding Monkeyflower Moisture Content Threshold
College of Natural Sciences
Advisor: Xiaoming Xu

Elizabeth Gordon

Title: Affects of CD21 Against Prion Aggregate Accumulation in Mouse Neuroblastoma Cells
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Advisor: Sarah Kane

Katherine Killingsworth, Lindy, Ryan, Colleen, and Jordan

Title: The Canine Exoskeleton
College of Engineering
Advisor: Anura

Erin Lynch

Title: Establishing the link that couples transcription and translation in archaea
College of Natural Sciences
Advisor: Julie Walker

Aja Mattise-Lorenzen

Title: Interindividual variation in olfactory and navigational learning in the honeybee and their potential implications for survival
College of Natural Sciences
Advisor: Dhruba Naug

Meghan Moriarty

Title: Opening Opportunities through Office Hours: A Review of the Literature and Video Response
College of Natural Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Meena Balgopal

Heather Omerigic

Title: The Relationship Between Above Ground and Belowground Traits to Thermotolerance in Sorghum
College of Natural Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Courtney E. Jahn

Jordan Powers

Title: Feline leukemia virus dynamics in a domestic cat-leopard cat breeding colony
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Advisor: Sue VandeWoude

Madeline Pumm

Title: Progress toward the synthesis of the partially reduced menaquinone-3 lipid for studies of electron transfer in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
College of Natural Sciences
Advisor: Jordan Koehn

Ben Rodwell and Courtney Wilson

Title: Using High Resolution 3d Imaging to Examine Dietary Niche Overlap Among the Early Eocene Fossil Primates Cantius, Teilhardina, and Tetonius
College of Liberal Arts
Advisor: Kimberly Nichols

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