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Current URCA Associate Projects



2016 - 2017 URCA Associates

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2016-2017 Cohort

Abbie Fox

 Abbie Fox

Major: Biology

abfox@siue.edu

Tandem Ugi-Smiles Diels-Alder
Reaction Investigation


Mentor: Dr. Sarah Luesse

Amanda Markovich

Amanda Markovich

Major: Biological Sciences

amarkov@siue.edu 

Assessment of Pre & Postzygotic
Reproductive Isolation Among
Topminnows in an Artificial
Stream Environment

Mentor: Dr. David Duvernell

Emily Fabry

Emily Fabry

Major: Chemistry

efabry@siue.edu

Exploration of the Interactions of 
Hen Egg White Lysozyme
with Deoxyribonucleic Acids

Mentor: Chin-Chuan Wei

emily wade

Emily Wade

Major: Biomedical Sciences

ewade@siue.edu 

Evaluation of the Role of Light
in Fruiting Body Formation in the 
Fungus Schizophyllum Umbrinum as
Compared to its Sister Species, 
Schizophyllum Commune


Mentor: Dr. Tom Fowler

Lexi Aranda

Lexi Aranda

Major: Biological Sciences

aaranda@siue.edu 

Investigating CHD7 Expression
in Drosphila Melanogaster and its
Capacity to Compensate for the
Loss of Kis Function 

Mentors: Dr. Faith Liebl

Luke Brown

Luke Brown

Major: Biological Sciences

lukbrow@siue.edu 

Rescue of the Arabidopsis ggps 1-1 Mutant
with Meristem Specific Promotors

Mentor: Dr. Darron Luesse

Rebecca Ngo

Rebecca Ngo

Major: Biochemistry

nngo@siue.edu 

The Binding Mechanisms of Coomssie
Brilliant Blue Species with Proteins in 
Bradford Assay

Mentor: Dr. Chin-Chuan Wei

sarah obrien

Sarah O'Brien

Major: Studio Art: Metalsmithing

saobrie@siue.edu

Drawing with Metal: Revival of
Inlay Techniques

Mentor: Dr. Aimee Howard 

Shaelyn Grant

Shaelyn Grant

Major: Psychology

shgrant@siue.edu

The Role of Emotion Regulation, 
Dating Attitudes, and Attitudes Toward
Women in Understanding Dating 
Intimate Partner Violence 

Mentor: Dr. Eunyoe Ro

Dan Miller

Daniel Miller

Major: Biology

daniemi@siue.edu 

Comparative Bite Force in Canids and Felids

Mentor: Dr. Luci Kohn

 





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

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