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Spring 2019 Student Research

Student                                                   
Faculty Mentor                                      
Research                                                                                                                    
Kevin McQuirk Dr. Hsiu-Ping Liu

Mitochondrial Gene Order of Spring Snails

Betelhem Assefa Dr. Adela Cota Gomez

Effect of  PB125 on Nrf-2 Target Genes

Marcos Maldonado Dr. Andrew Bonham

Gold Nanoparticles in Conductive Polymers, Celiac Disease Biosensor, Lateral Flow Assays

Kaitlynn Skinner Dr. Megan Lazorski

3-D Printable Spectroelectrochemical Cells for Modeling the Electron Transfer Products of a Small, Cyclic Donor-Acceptor System

Stephanie Schmidt Dr. Rebecca Ferrell

Bear Creek Water QualityMonitory levels of E. Coli

Jessica Patrick Dr. Vida Melvin

Translation inhibition of tfap2a transcript variants to determine function during early zebrafish development

Thanh Nguyen Dr. Vida Melvin

Understand the Different Transcript variants of a Gene Related to Craniofacial defect

Brandon Garcia Dr. Emily Ragan

Investigating the mechanism of iron intake within drosophila

Daniel McCullough Dr. Hsiu-Ping Liu

Microsatellite Primer Design andAmplification of Pebblesnails

LaTisha Salas Dr. April Hill

Determining the Aging of Ink Using PLOT Cryoadsorption

Caila Garcia Dr. Elizabeth Kleinfeld

Science Students Writing Experience

Anika James Dr. Andrew Bonham

Sensitive Serologic Detection of Pathogenic Mycoplasma via Diagnostic Electrochemical Biosensor

Sara Higgins Dr. Vida Melvin

CRISPR Disruption of MACC1 in Zebrafish

Jose Rios-Ocha Dr. Adela Cota-Gomez

Generating a Tip60 Knockdown Cell Line in HeLa Cells

Jessica Patrick Dr. Vida Melvin

Investigating the role of tfap2-a in early Zebra fish development

Vanessa Padilla Dr. Jennifer Gagliardi-Seeley

Mating Systems and Paternity in Convict Cichlids (Amatitlania Nigrofasciata) Using Microsatellites




April 2019 Research Presenting and Publishing

Student                                             Conference                                                          

Research Presented/Published                                                                    

Stephanie Schmidt MSU Undergraduate Research Conference

E. Coli Levels in Bear Creek (Possible Publication)

Daniel McCullough MSU Undergraduate Research Conference

Developing and Testing Microsatellite Primers for Pebblesnails

Adetilewa Awosanya American Chemical Society

Testing Uranium Isotopes Found in the Nolichuky River in Tennessee

Violet Eagle American Geologic Union Conference

Community-Level Physiologic Profiling of a Soil Amendment

Marcos Maldonado

MSU Undergraduate Research Conference

American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular

Conference

Gold Nanoparticles in Conductive Polymers, Celiac Disease Biosensor, Lateral Flow Assays

Publishing Spring 2019

Brandon Garcia

ARAMB Conference

Investigating the mechanism of iron intake within drosophila
Anika James

MSU Undergraduate Research Conference

American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular

Conference

Sensitive Serologic Detection of Pathogenic Mycoplasma via Diagnostic Electrochemical Biosensor

Jessica Patrick

MSU Undergraduate Research Conference

Regional Developmental Biology Meeting

Studying the rfap2-a gene responsible for craniofacial development of Zebra fish

 
Jose Rios-Ocha

MSU Undergraduate Research Conference

Generating a Tip60 Knockdown Cell Line in HeLa Cells

Caila Garcia

MSU Undergraduate Research Conference

Science Students Writing Experience

Violet Eagle

Published in Journal of Environmental Quality

Sediment phosphorus release at Partners Lake sustains nuisance algal biomass when nitrogen is not limiting 




April 2019 Internships

 

Student                                                    

Internship                                                                                

Shema Tagir

Xcel Energy working for the substation engineer and design department

Marcos Maldonado

CU Anschutz School of Medicine Researching Genetics of Cardiac Disease

Thanh Nguyen

Fellowship CU Anschutz Cancer Center

Violet Eagle

Alpine Soil Research in Rocky Mountain National Park

Brandon Garcia

Internship with Healthcard Interest Program

James Curry

Internship at B3 Insight Inputting, cleaning and analysis Of Injection Well Water Data

Abigail Jimenez

CU Anschutz Researching Analaysis of Lipid Accumulation in Mice 

CU Anschutz Researching Prepolymeric Nanogel Synthesis and Characterization

   
   

April 2019 Volunteer Work and Other Activities

Student                                          

Volunteer Work and Other Activities                                                                             
Marcos Maldonado

Health Center of Auraria Volunteer SHIPs

Thanh Nguyen

UC Health Working in the Specialty Unit and Inpatient Rehabilitation Department

Adetilewa Awosanya

UC Health Volunteers once a week

Brandon Garcia

Health Center of Auraria Volunteer SHIPs

Jessica Patrick

Volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Brittany Fernandes

Volunteers with Readhing Partners

Violet Eagle

Volunteers with Ground Work Denver Urban Gardening Centers

Kaitlynn Skinner Honors Program Writing Thesis 

“Capture, Conversion, and Utilization of Abundant CO2 and Various Martian Natural Resources for Energy Production for in situ Research and Short-Term Habitation”

Daniel McCullough

Volunteers at St. Elizabeth Hngary Church Soup Kitchen

Maly Mendieta

Volunteers at the Boys and Girls Clug Hands on STEM Activities

Anika James

Volunteers at the NICU North Suburban Medical Center

Juan Guevera 

Volunteered at Max Fund a no kill shelter

Shema Tagir

Volunteers at Mile High Early Learning Center Member of the Policy Committee


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