URISC: Start proposals announced from research office

The URISC: Start proposals have been reviewed. The URISC: Start Review Team is pleased to announce the awards for the URISC: Start Spring 2012 solicitation.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Almog, Roy [Major: Exercise and Sports Science – Pre-Med Option, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Urszula Iwaniec, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences): “Role of Marrow Adipocytes in Bone Loss during Simulated Spaceflight”
  • Colesar, Michael [Major: Biological Engineering, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Liney Arnadottir, School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): “The Effect of Temperature, Salt, and Poly(ethylene oxide)-Poly(butadiene)-Poly(ethylene oxide) Concentration on PEO Grafting Density on Silica”
  • Dominguez, Maximilian [Major: Biochemistry and Biophysics, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Ryan Mehl, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Science): “Development of a pH-Regulated Carbonic Anhydrase Protein-Polymer Hybrid”
  • French, Kellie [Major: Biology, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Andrew Blaustein, Department of Zoology, College of Science): “The Ecology of Disease and Anthropogenic Stressors in Amphibians”
  • Hartman, Steven [Major: Biochemistry and Biophysics] (Faculty Project Advisor: Andy Karplus, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Science): “Testing the Flood Gate Hypothesis in Zebrafish”
  • Hinkle, Nathan [Major: Chemical Engineering, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Skip Rochefort, School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): “Understanding Public Perceptions of Energy and Climate Change for the Development of Educational Materials”
  • Lee, Jamy [Major: Chemistry, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Vincent Remcho, Department of Chemistry, College of Science): “Anti-Malarial Testing using Paper Microfluidics”
  • Methven, Andrea [Major: Animal Sciences, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Debbie Mustacich, Linus Pauling Institute): “Vitamin E, PAH Exposure and Prostate Cancer Susceptibility”
  • Nguyen, Mai Anh [Major: Public Health, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Siew Sun Wong, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences): “Better Eating Starts Today (B.E.S.T.)”
  • Ostertag-Hill, Claire [Major: Biology and Psychology, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Ling Jin, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine): “Characterizing the Genetic Difference between Bovine Herpes Virus Type 1 Variants and Vaccine Strains”
  • Park, Bo R. [Major: Microbiology, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Aleksandra Sikora, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy): “On the Path to Uncover the Function of Novel Secreted Protease of Vibrio cholerae
  • Solisti, Stephanie [Major: Biochemistry and Biophysics, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Michael Freitag, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Science): “Expression of an Unusual Novel Histone Gene in Neurospora”
  • Tepper, Jacob [Major: Biology with Marine Option, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Rebecca Vega Thurber, Department of Microbiology, College of Science): “The Effects of Encroaching Macroalgae on Coral Bacteria”
  • West, Nick [Major: Bioresource Research, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Joseph Beckman, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Science): “Metal Affinity of Metalothionein by Protein Expression Examination”
  • Wong, Peter [Major: Microbiology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Jerri Bartholomew, Department of Microbiology, College of Science): “Infection Dynamics of Salmon with a Common Salmon Parasite, Ceratomyxa shasta

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