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Current URCA Associate Projects

2012-2013 URCA Associates

Stephanie Bargiel
Chemistry ACS / Biomedical Science

Project: Characterization of the EF-hand Domain of Dual Oxidase
Mentor: Chin-Chuan Wei

Erica Bohmer
Biological Sciences: Medical Sciences

Project:The Impact of Arabinogalactan Protein 24 on Gravitropism
in Arabidopsis thaliana
Mentor: Darron Luesse

Brittany Buckles
Biological Sciences

Project: Comparison of cavity nesting bees on green roofs and
in ground level habitat (Ecology, Evolution and the Environment)
Mentor: Bill Retzlaff

Kathryn Chapman

Project: Identification and Analysis of Faunal Remains from the
Lawrenz Gun Club Site
Mentor: Julie Holt

Jaime Henderson
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Project: Training a Speech-Language Pathologist and Interpreter
to Work Together: A Case Study Examining Potential Effects of Training
on the Administration of a Standardized Parent Questionnaire
Mentor: Kathryn Brady

Drake Jensen
Chemistry / Biological Sciences: Genetic Engineering

Project:Insight on Dual Oxidase Regulation Mediated by Calmodulin
Mentor: Chin-Chuan Wei

Stephanie Link
Biological Sciences: Medical Sciences

Proline substitutions at different positions in a mating pheromone
of Schizophyllum commune to investigate pheromone form and function
Mentor:Thomas Fowler

Rosemary Morr

Project: Ageism and the Younger Worker: Explicit and
Implicit Stereotypes
Mentor: Joel Nadler

Robert Watson

Biological Sciences

Project: Investigation of Branta canadensis for enteric
pathogen in the state of Illinois
Mentor: Vance McCracken

Erik Zimmerman


Project: The Problem of Postmodernity: The Existence
of God qua Love in Postmodern Ethics
Mentor: Matthew Schunke

For more information on the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program,
contact Dr. Laura Pawlow at (618) 650-2608 or

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