Congratulations to Biology Student Researchers

The Dept. Biological Sciences would like to congratulate the student researchers and faculty mentors who presented during the 2013 Purdue University Calumet Student Research Day. Several students won awards for their research, including undergraduate student Anna S. Roessing was awarded second place for her oral presentation research on “Granulysin as a Lipid Binding Protein” with Dr. Mike Zimmer.  Christopher Hartman, a graduate student working under the mentorship of Dr. Evert Ting won second place for his poster on the “Reduction of Artificial Salmonella typhimurium contamination on stainless steel by application of bacteriophages.”

Below is a list of biology students and mentors that participated in the 2013 Purdue University Calumet Student Research Day:

I. Oral Presentations

Student Names





Kemi Daramola (SBY)

Gokarna Aryal* (MA)

A Statistical Analysis of the Fecundity of Mealworms

8:30-8:50 AM


Anna S. Roessing

Michael I. Zimmer

Granulysin as a Lipid Binding Protein

9:30-10:00 AM


II. Poster Presentations:

Graduate Posters:

Student Names



Randyl Rohm

Radmila Sarac

The Effects of GIRK 4 Subunit Mutations on Channel Interactions

Christopher S. Hartman

Evert Ting

Reduction of artificial Salmonella Typhimurium contamination on stainless steel by application of bacteriophages

Undergraduate Posters:

Student Names



Rachel Shmagranoff Samantha Kinsman

Eric Bird

Young D. Choi

Assessment of restored vegetation in the wetlands of Wolf Lake, Hammond, Indiana

Yan Jin (SPM)

Yun Lee (SCM)

Poying Chen

Harold W. Pinnick* (CHEM)

Green Synthesis of per(trimethylsilyl) – Glucose& Galactose

Ruben Barajas (SPP)

Lucas DeBoer (SBY)

Amos Sullivan

Harold W. Pinnick* (CHEM)

Synthesis of 2-Bromodienes

Samantha Kinsman Rachel Schmagranoff Lauren Avans

Young Choi

Species diversity, primary production, decomposition, and soil carbon sequestration in a restored prairie, a cool-season grass pasture, and an old field in Taltree Arboretum, Valparaiso, Indiana.

Clameirdre Prince

Evert Ting

The Use of Lytic Bacteriophages as Bio-control Agents against  Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Food

Kelli Comer

Evert Ting

The Effect of Cadmium Contamination on the Biodiversity of Bacteria in Soil

Curtis Gomez

Carrie Gonzalez

Curtis Creighton

Eco immunology of Nicrophorus Orbicollus, burying beetle

Cassandra Rivera

Evert Ting

Isolation and Identification of Bacteria that Degrade 2,4- Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid

Cody C Stewart

Radmila Sarac

Intesubunit Mutatational Effects of GIRK 1 and GIRK 4 subunits