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Each summer professors and students commit to research not only in the labs of the Thomas Family Health & Science Center, but again this year a group traveled to Costa Rica for four weeks of on-site study. The chart below highlights what research is being undertaken by our students during their summer break.
Research to elucidate the molecular basis of some diseases caused by alcohol, particularly by studying the Vitamin A pathways using in vitro and in silico techniques.
Dr. Jennifer Chase
Chytrid in the canopy: arboreal amphibians and water sources as potential reservoirs for the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. They are also studying the disease ecology of a pathogenic fungus that can kills frogs. Students traveled to Costa Rica for four weeks and then returned to campus for five weeks of additional research.
Dr. John Cossel
Synthesis of zinc-oxide compounds for use in semi-conductor applications such as construction of solar cells.
Dr. Jerry Harris
Investigating ALU and LINE1 contribution to mutations in human chromosome 21.
Dr. Barry Myers
Effect of Antibiotic Treated MRSA on Human Monocyte Viability and Cytokine Production
Dr. Jamee Nixon
Collagen XI Expression Pattern in Human Mast Cells (MHC-1)
Dr. Jamee Nixon
Integration of ultra-thin crystalline silicon solar cells with nanoelectronics on flexible polymer sheets.
Dr. Stephen Parke
The Role of C/EBP's in Alzheimer disease inflamation.
Dr. Ronald Strohmeyer
Classifying enzyme classes using structural features
Dr. Xueyi Wang
Additional research is being done by Dr. Tim Anstine with student Maurus Hope; Dr. Dan Lawrence with students Benjamin Gordon and Chad Larson; and, Dr. Dan Nogales with student Devan Watt.