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SCI-NET Student Research and Projects

James Ingold and Cran Lucas-Biological Sciences
Carotenoid Pigments in the Feathers of Louisiana Birds.

Faculty Directors - Dr. Jim Ingold and Dr. Cran Lucas; undergraduates - Renee Edwards,Aaron Lincoln,Ashley Maxwell, Allan Vander; high school students - Elizabeth Burford, Carlee Ward, and Kaitlin Flattmann.
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Breeding Territories of the Northern Mockingbird and Loggerhead Shrike in an Urban Environment.
Faculty Director - James Ingold; undergraduate - Pradeep Pramanik.
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Tara Williams-Hart-Biological Sciences
Gene Expression in Salt-Tolerant Yeast.
Faculty Director - Tara Williams-Hart; undergraduates - Torey Kennedy, Michael Key, and Zenita Wilson; high school student - Tenitra Rye.

Using Budding Yeast to Identify Molecular Targets for a Putative, Novel Anti-Cancer Drug, Fusarochromanone (FC-101a).
Faculty Director - Dr. Tara Williams-Hart; undergraduates - Torry Kennedy, Michael Key, Sarah Oncle, Tameko James, Zenita Wilson, Trey King, Lurah Welch, and Shavondrea Lawrence; high school students-Daniel Felty, Tenitra Rye.
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Brian Salvatore-Chemistry
Mitochondria-Sequestered Anti-Cancer Compounds.
Faculty Director - Dr. Brian Salvatore; undergraduate - Dakota Boston; high school student - Meghan Mussehl

Novel synthesis of non-racemic MitoVES11.
Faculty director - Brian Salvatore; undergraduates - Jacob Lowring and Jay Story; high school student - Meghan Mussehl.
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Elahe Mahdavian-Chemistry
Development of Novel Anti-Cancer Agents Based on Fusarochromanone.
Faculty Director - Dr. Elahe Mahdavian; undergraduates - Matthew Semmons, Bonnie Buckley,Matthew Raley, and Jay Story.
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Kui Chen-Chemistry
Nanosensors for Reactive Oxygen Species.
Faculty Director - Dr. Kui Chen; undergraduate - Annie Wilson.
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Stephen W. Banks-Biological Sciences
Water Quality Analysis in a Constructed Wetland.
Faculty Director - Stephen W. Banks; undergraduate - Trinidy Fisher; high school student - Whitney Chaney.
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Beverly Burden-Biological Sciences
Plant/Insect Interactions:Chinese tallow tree and Pre-treatment and Parameters of Germination of Chinese Tallow Seeds.
Faculty Director - Dr. Beverly Burden; undergraduate - Stephanie Mosier; high school students - Kimberly Mosier and Amelia Irwin.
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Matyas Buzgo-Biological Sciences
The C-fernTMprotocol: Fern Gametophytes, in vitro Cultivation, Fertilization and Genetics.
Faculty Director - Dr. Matyas Buzgo; undergraduates - Christopher Young, Cassie Cole, Jonette Green, Lauren Woodward.

Is the whisk fern the ancestor of ferns?
Faculty Directors - Cran Lucas and Matyas Buzgo; undergraduate - Sarah Witherington, Annie Miller, high school students - Carson Allgood and Makaela Brewer.
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Amy Anne Erickson-Biological Sciences
Herbivory and Feeding Preferences in Crabs.
Faculty Director - Dr. Amy Anne Erickson; undergraduates - Tracy Morlock, Kathleen Moody, Candice Faith.
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Stephanie Aamodt-Biological ScienClick this link for a detailed abstract of the research.ces
Analysis of Behavior in C. elagans.
Faculty Director - Dr. Stephanie Aamodt; undergraduates - Eric Osborn and Katie Moak.
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Gary Boucher-Physics
Development of Medical Monitoring Equipment.
Faculty Director - Dr. Gary Boucher; undergraduates - Clint Naquin and Bunyamin Kocabasoglu.
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