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Mulcahy Scholars, 2013-14

 

Virginia Bailey

Year: Junior

Major(s): Physics,

Mentor: Gangopadhyaya, Asim

Department: Physics

Project Title: Analyzing Various Aspects of Harnessing and Storing Energy from Waves

 

Jon Bender

Year: Senior

Major(s): Chemistry, Mathematics

Mentor: Killelea, Daniel

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Revealing the Mechanism for Migration from Surface to Subsurface

 

Richard Borrowdale

Year: Senior

Major(s): Mathematics,

Mentor: Giaquinto, Anthony

Department: Mathematics and Statistics

Project Title: Seaweed Lie Algebras

 

Ryan Brisson

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biology, Psychology

Mentor: Morrison, Robert

Department: Psychology

Project Title: Semantic and Analogical Processing During Verbal Analogical Reasoning: An Event-Related Potential Approach

 

Allison Clark

Year: Junior

Major(s): Political Science,

Mentor: Blackmond Larnell, Twyla

Department: Political Science

Project Title: Ineffective Budgetary Allocation and Discriminative Education Policy in Chicago Public Schools

 

Francis Cocjin

Year: Sophomore

Major(s): Biology (Molecular emphasis), Bioinformatics

Mentor: Kelly, John

Department: Biology

Project Title: Effects of a common antimicrobial compound, triclosan, on bacterial communities in urban streams

 

Julia Coppi

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biology,

Mentor: Castignetti, Domenic

Department: Biology

Project Title: Streptocccus Mutans Acid Production in Saliva

 

Robin David

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biology,

Mentor: Kanzok, Stefan

Department: Biology

Project Title: Biochemical characterization of a novel Phosducin-like Protein and a ThioredoProtein of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium.

 

Alyssa Deming

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biochemistry,

Mentor: Olsen, Ken

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Molecular Dynamics of Substrate Shuttling in a Bi-functional Enzyme

 

Safiya Elahi

Year: Junior

Major(s): Biology

Mentor: Mierisch, Jennifer

Department: Biology

Project Title: Cell Morphology and Its Role in Shaping the Gonad

 

Melissa Farmer

Year: Senior

Major(s): Forensic Science, Chemistry

Mentor: Killelea, Daniel

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Determination of the Local Electronic Structure of Ag(111) in the Presence of Subsurface Oxygen

 

Julie Flannery

Year: Junior

Major(s): Psychology,

Mentor: Silton, Rebecca

Department: Psychology

Project Title: Disentangling Cognitive biases: The Neural Correlates of Risk Factors for Recurrent Depression

 

David Gabbert

Year: Junior

Major(s): Biology,

Mentor: Steidl, Stephan

Department: Psychology

Project Title: Role of the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus in reward-seeking behaviors

 

Colin Gallagher

Year: Junior

Major(s): Biochemistry,

Mentor: Eichman, Chad

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Iron Catalyzed Isoprene Oligomerization: Cheap and Efficient

 

Zachary Ganger

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biophysics,

Mentor: Olsen, Ken

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Molecular Dynamics of Binding Allosteric Effectors to ADP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylase

 

Anton Garazha

Year: Junior

Major(s): Biology,

Mentor: Thiruvathukal, George

Department: Computer Science

Project Title: Network Mapping of the Spread and Evolution of Influenza and Staphylococcus

 

Rebecca Gehrmann

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biology, English

Mentor: Pickett, F. Bryan

Department: Biology

Project Title: Over-expression of contractile protein TnnI1B in transgenic zebrafish

 

Alexander Gilman

Year: Junior

Major(s): Physics/Theoretical Physics/Mathematics,

Mentor: Bougie, Jon

Department: Physics

Project Title: Shocks and Patterns in Vertically Shaken Granular Systems

 

Thomas Hatzopoulos

Year: Sophomore

Major(s): Bioinformatics, Biology

Mentor: Putonti, Catherine

Department: Biology

Project Title: Challenging the CRISPR Defense Mechanism through Point Mutations

 

Sana Hira

Year: Junior

Major(s): Biochemistry,

Mentor: Kanzok Stefan

Department: Biology

Project Title: Biochemical, structural and cellular characterization of a novel ookinete-specific thioredoxin-like protein of the malaria parasite Plasmodium

 

Elizabeth Humphrey

Year: Junior

Major(s): Biology,

Mentor: Castignetti, Domenic

Department: Biology

Project Title: Identifying The Presence of Denitrifying Microbes in Jamaica Bay Sediments

 

Toaha Hussain

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biochemistry,

Mentor: Liu, Dali

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Manipulation of the Outer Membrane Lipoprotein in Escherichia coli

 

Sana Iqbal

Year: Junior

Major(s): Biology,

Mentor: Kelly, John

Department: Biology

Project Title: Impacts of Wastewater Effluent on Bacterial Communities in Freshwater Ecosystems

 

Monica Janeczek

Year: Junior

Major(s): Biology,

Mentor: Putonti, Catherine

Department: Biology

Project Title: Viral Adaptation to Multiple Host Species

 

Sarah Khalil

Year: Senior

Major(s): Chemistry (Biochemistry emphasis),

Mentor: Liu, Dali

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Induced Promiscuity of AiiB to Expand Quorum-Quenching Abilities

 

Neil Kuehnle

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biology (Molecular emphasis),

Mentor: Doering, Jeffrey

Department: Biology

Project Title: Characterization of Satellite III Histone Modifications in Human Cancer Cells

 

Larisa Latorre

Year: Sophomore

Major(s): Biochemistry,

Mentor: Dye, Raymond

Department: Psychology

Project Title: Detection of interaural differences of level in echoes as a function of echo delay and frequency

 

Christopher Lenkeit

Year: Junior

Major(s): Biology,

Mentor: Mierisch, Jennifer

Department: Biology

Project Title: Understanding the Relationship between Ribbon and Lola in the Developing Gonad

 

Haley Luebke

Year: Junior

Major(s): ,

Mentor: Laten, Howard

Department: Biology

Project Title: Recent evolutionary history of plant mobile DNA families: Detection, isolation, and DNA sequencing of the transposable element families in Trifolium nigrescens and close relative of white clover (T. repens)

 

Peter Lyson

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biology (Molecular emphasis),

Mentor: Dale, Rodney

Department: Biology

Project Title: Determining the critical region required for the col2a1a R2 regulatory element expression during vertebrate development.

 

Tara Manley

Year: Senior

Major(s): Chemistry (Biochemistry emphasis),

Mentor: Ballicora, Miguel

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Crystallization of ADP-glucose Pyrophosphorylase in E. coli

 

Athena Mascarenhas

Year: Senior

Major(s): Bioinformatics, Biology

Mentor: Laten, Howard

Department: Biology

Project Title: The Recent Evolutionary History of families of a unique Transposable Elements in Trifolium

 

Munira Munshi

Year: Junior

Major(s): Chemistry,

Mentor: Crumrine, David

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Attachment of Photosensitizers to Folic Acid via PEGylation

 

Mitchell Nohner

Year: Senior

Major(s): ,

Mentor: Ye, Hui

Department: Biology

Project Title: Neural Stem Cell Surface Charge and Migration in an Electric Field

 

Makiah Nuutinen

Year: Junior

Major(s): Psychology,

Mentor: Morrison, Robert

Department: Psychology

Project Title: "Can't Help Always Being Right (Even When I'm Left): Dual-Process Theory and Political Cognition

 

Nathan Pecoraro

Year: Junior

Major(s): Biology,

Mentor: Pickett, F. Bryan

Department: Biology

Project Title: analyzing the Function of Zebrafish Heart Contractile Proteins

 

Katarzyna Pomian

Year: Sophomore

Major(s): Physics,

Mentor: Ramsey, Gordon

Department: Physics

Project Title: Physics of Stringed Instruments

 

Omar Salman

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biochemistry,

Mentor: Doering, Jeffrey

Department: Biology

Project Title: Elucidating sequence structure of the pericentromeric region of HC21p

 

Kevin Scheiwiller

Year: Senior

Major(s): Environmental Science,

Mentor: Keller, Reuben

Department: Environmental Science

Project Title: Illinois Freshwater Aquatic Invasive Species Risk Assessment

 

Sonia Sherwani

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biology (Molecular emphasis), Communications

Mentor: Ye, Hui

Department: Biology

Project Title: Direct current field versus alternating current field: mechanism of electrical field guidance on stem cell migration

 

Claire Soupene

Year: Junior

Major(s): Physics,

Mentor: Gangopadhyaya, Asim

Department: Physics

Project Title: Analyzing Various Aspects of Harnessing and Storing Energy from Waves

 

Elizabeth Spaargaren

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biology,

Mentor: Becker, Daniel

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Unsubstituted N3-CTV and the Derivatives as New Materials with Medical Imaging Applications

 

Thomas Sullivan

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biophysics,

Mentor: Daubenmire, Patrick

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Alignment of Students' Problem Solving Strategies with Expert Practices and Instruction in General Chemistry Classrooms

 

Farheen Syeda

Year: Senior

Major(s): Physics,

Mentor: Bougie, Jon

Department: Physics

Project Title: Fluid Dynamics in Granular Material

 

Randall Treffy

Year: Sophomore

Major(s): Biology (Molecular emphasis), Biochemistry

Mentor: Rochlin, William

Department: Biology

Project Title: EphB/ephrin-B1 axon guidance and localization

 

David Upp

Year: Junior

Major(s): Chemistry,

Mentor: Becker, Daniel

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Creating Metal Complexes with N3-CTV for Biomedical Imaging

 

Kevin Veverka

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biology,

Mentor: Steidl, Stephan

Department: Psychology

Project Title: Optogenetic Investigation of Mesopontine Projections to the Ventral Tegmental Area

 

Sandy Vien

Year: Junior

Major(s): Biology,

Mentor: Williamson, Kim

Department: Biology

Project Title: Assessing the role of long non-coding RNAs in malaria transmission by episomal expression of grl2 and grl3 in Plasmodium falciparum

 

Erika Vigen

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biology,

Mentor: Peterson, Christopher

Department: Environmental Science

Project Title: Effects of Nanotitania in Benthic Systems

 

 

Aleksandra Wojtowicz

Year: Senior

Major(s): Chemistry,

Mentor: Naleway, Conrad

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Organic Acid Production in Bacterial Suspensions Containing MFP and NaF

 

Jennifer Wong

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biochemistry,

Mentor: Ballicora, Miguel

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: The Effects of Point Mutations on the Kinetics of ADP-glucose Pyrophosphorylase from Escherichia Coli

 

Jordyn Wright

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biochemistry, Psychology (Natural Sciences)

Mentor: Dale, Rodney

Department: Biology

Project Title: A Novel Approach at Disrupting Vertebrate Gene Regulation

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