Biology students present research
Jessica Rettig and Andy McCall, associate professors of biology, accompanied nine biology majors to the Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference in early April. Student presenters included:
Sarah Higdon (‘16) “Investigation of the Drop in Dimethylaed Histone H3 Proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae after UV exposure,” mentored by Jeff Thompson.
Rachel Hoffman (’16) “Investigating Cross-talk and Long-term Changes involving H3K79 Methylation following UV Exposure in Saccharomyces cerevisiae,” mentored by Jeff Thompson.
Jeremy Hollis (‘16) “Effects of Early Substrate Exposure and predator Cues on Substrate Selection in larval African Clawed Frogs (Xenopus laevis),” mentored by Geoff Smith.
Leanne Kelley (‘16) and Bryan Margaria (‘16) “A cpDNA Analysis of Ophioglossum s.s. (Ophioglossaceae),” mentored by Warren Hauk.
Keara Kilbane (‘16) “An Investigation of the Unique Farming Behavior of Wild Dictistelium discoiseum isolates: Developing a Transformation Protocol to Fluorescently tag “Farmers” and “non-Farmers,” mentored by Peter Kuhlman.
Connor O’Neill-Dee (’17) “How does Lindera benzoin vary Physiologically across Ohio?,” mentored by Andy McCall.
Hannah Roodhouse (‘16) “Estimating the Inbreediing Coefficient in Populations of the Rattlesnake Fern (Botrypus virginianus: Ophioglossaceae),” mentored by Warren Hauk.
Kyle Rose (’16) “The Effects of Sunfish on Mosquitofish Populations in two Ohio Ponds,” mentored by Jessica Rettig.