Student Research


2013 Purdue University Calumet Student Research Day Presentation Schedule:

Don’t miss the 2013 Purdue University Calumet Student Research Day Presentations.

April 4, 2013
Purdue University Calumet
Student Union Library Building

I. Oral Presentation

Student Names

Mentor

Title

Presentation

Room

Kemi Daramola (SBY)

Gokarna Aryal* (MA)

A Statistical Analysis of the Fecundity of Mealworms

8:30-8:50 AM

301

Anna S. Roessing

Michael I. Zimmer

Granulysin as a Lipid Binding Protein

9:30-10:00 AM

305


II. Poster Presentation: 10:30-1:00 PM  Alumni Hall (3rd Floor SULB)

Graduate Posters:

Student Names

Mentor

Title

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

Mentor

Title

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

 

Student Research News

Congratulations to the following biology students who received Spring 2013 Undergraduate Student Research Grant.

Spring 2013 PUC Undergraduate Research Grant
Student Mentor Department Title
Cassandra Rivera Evert Ting Biological Sciences Isolation and Identification of Bacteria that Degrade 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid
Kelli Comer Evert Ting Biological Sciences The Effect of Cadmium Contamination on the Biodiversity of Bacteria in Soil
Cody Stewart Radmila Sarac Biological Sciences Interactions Between GIRK Subunits


Fall 2012 Indiana Space Grant for Undergraduate Research

Student

Mentor

Department

Title

Clameirdre Prince


Evert Ting


Biological Sciences


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


Fall 2012 PUC Undergraduate Research Grant

Student

Mentor

Department

Title

Anna S. Roessing

Zimmer

Biological Sciences

Granulysin as a lipid-binding protein

Curtis Gomez

Curtis Creighton

Carrie Gonzalez

Biological Sciences

Social Immunity in larval Burying Beatles

 

 

2012 Student Research Days

Student Researchers gather at the 2012 PUC Research Day


During the 2012 Purdue University Calumet Student Research Days, students affiliated with the biological science department presented the following talks and posters:

Student Mentor Presentation



Manoj Sabnani



Curtis Creighton


Graduate Student Oral Presentation

Effect of carcass quality on life time reproductive success and antimicrobial strategies in Nicrophorus orbicollis (Burying beetles)

Steve Dubec,
Dan Ellch

Chenn Zhou,
Radmila Sarac


3-D Protein Visualization as an Educational Tool




Graduate Student Poster

Lauren Sokol

Radmila Sarac


The association of G-protein activated inwardly rectifying potassium (GIRK) channel subunits as influenced by intracellular terminal residue mutations

Christopher Hartman, 
Hao Gong

Evert Ting,
Bin Chen


Effects of Colony and Cell Size on Optical Forward Scattering Pattern of Bacterial Colonies

Kirankumar 
Alugala

Curtis Creighton


Effect of carcass quality and Immune response on offspring of Nicrophorus orbicollis (Burying beetles)


Undergraduate Poster



Carolyn Brunt

Charles Tseng


Generation and Evaluation of SNPs for Studying E. coliGenomic Variation

Amy Poortinga,
Ryan Mihalic

Charles Tseng


Phylogenetic Analysis of Anthurium: DNA Sequence Comparison

Lauren Avans,
Rachel
Shmagranoff

Young Choi


Effect of atmospheric deposition of nitrogen on the fixation and assimilation of nitrogen by wild lupine (Lupinus perennis) in the sand dunes of Lake Michigan

Ryan Mihalic

Evert Ting


Isolation of lytic bacteriophages as bio-control agents against Escherichia coli O157:H7.

Yu-pin Chiao

Evert Ting


Evaluation host range of the Salmonella bacteriophages isolated from waste water

Anthony Miniuk

Curtis Creighton


The Difference in Immunological Functioning Between Biparental and Uniparental Care in the Burying Beetle

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Six graduate and eight undergraduate biology students participated in Purdue Calumet’s 2012 Student Research Days and two biology graduate students received awards for their outstanding research: Christopher Hartman and Eric Bird.   Christopher Hartman’s work with Dr. Evert Ting on the “Effects of colony and cell size on optical forward scattering pattern of bacterial colonies” garnered him second place in the graduate student poster division.   Eric Bird was awarded the “PUC Sigma Xi Student Research Award” for his research with Dr. Young Choi on the “Effects of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on biomass allocation and competition of prairie plants in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.”