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2021 - 2022 URCA Associates

 

 

 

 

 

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2021-2022 Cohort

 

 

 

 

 

Kendra Selby 
 

Kendra Selby

Major: Biochemistry

The effect of environmentally relevant concentrations of atorvastatin, lovastatin, and simvastatin on E. fetida

Mentor: Dr. Kevin Tucker

 

My Tran 

 

 My Tran

Major: Biology

Assessing the evolutionary and contemporary relevance of bacteriophages for Paraburkholderia symbionts of soil amoeba

 Mentor: Dr. Susanne DiSalvo

 Natalie Sutton

 

 

Natalie Sutton

Major: Biology

Bacteria-produced nitric oxide as a modulator of locust swarming behavior

Mentor: Dr. Brittany Peterson

 

 Abbigayle Hedrick

 

 Abbigayle Hedrick

Major: Chemistry

Identifying indigoids: analysis of indigo dye techniques in traditional cultural garments

Mentor: Dr. Edward Navarre

Ethan Hunsperger 

Ethan Hunsperger

Major: Chemistry

Development of reaction monitoring methods by HPLC for asymmetric multicomponent coupling reactions

Mentor: Dr. Sarah Luesse

 

Brooke Prater 

Brooke Prater

Major: Biology

How seed and biomass production of Ocimum minimum (bush basil) is affected by vertical gardening and the integration of the pollinator companion plant symphyotrichum novi-belgii (New York alster

Mentor: Dr. Bill Retzlaff

Sai Medavaka 

 

Sai Medavaka

Major: Biology & Psychology

Effects of endocannabinoids on physical and mental fatigue in the high fat diet-induced obese rats combined with intermittent fasting

Mentor: Dr. Chaya Gopalan

 

 Kaleena Davis


 

Kaleena Davis

Major: Biology

Investigating the evolutionary dynamics of symbiotic bacteria Parabulholderia and bacteriophage Bonzo8 in amoeba model host system

Mentor: Dr. Susanne DiSalvo

 

Jillian Freeman
 

 

Jillian Freeman

Major: Physics

Using X-scan pump-probe technique to determine the induced charge in the index of refraction of Europium doped tellurite glass

Mentor: Dr. Abdullatif Hamad

 

Emma MacNeill 

Emma MacNeill

Major: Environmental Science

Nutrient Pollution and water quality: understanding the correlation between agricultural practices and surface water nutrient pollution in Otter Lake

Mentor: Dr. Nicholas Guehlstorf

 


 




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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