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Michigan State UniversityLyman Briggs College

Spring 2013 Undergraduate Research Winners

  • Jared Elenbaas, a junior studying biochemistry and molecular biology, working with Dr. David Arnosti in the biochemistry and molecular biology department on a project titled 'Effects of Retinoblastoma Protein Mutations in Developing Tissues'.
  • Caitlin Kirby, a senior studying environmental biology and microbiology, working with Dr. Wei Zhang in the plant, soil, and microbial sciences department on a project titled 'Phytophthora Zoospore Transport in Media-packed Columns'.
  • Dana Koeppe, a junior studying astrophysics, working with Dr. Remco Zegers from the NSCL/physics and astronomy department on a project performing the electron-capture rates calculations on scandium-45 and titanium-46 (based on shell-model theory).
  • Kayle Noble, a senior studying physiology, working with Dr. Jill Slade from the radiology department on a project titled 'Noninvasive Investigation of Microvascular Function in Aging'.
  • Monica Pomaville, a senior studying physiology, working with Dr. R. William Henry from the biochemistry and molecular biology department on a project titled 'Implications of Novel Lung Cancer Associated Mutations in Human Retinblastoma Family Protein pl30'.
  • Rebecca Tauscher, a sophomore studying chemistry, working with Dr. Ryan Sweeder from Lyman Briggs College on a project titled 'Comparing the Longitudinal Impacts of Three Formats of MSU General Chemistry Courses'.