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Student Research

Programs

Science and Mathematics Research

2012 Participants Listed by Discipline

Biology

Andrew Seraichick '13 and Professor of Biology Jinnie Garrett

 

Ethan Ayres '13 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Ashleigh Smythe
Helminth Parasites of Neovison vison (American Mink) in Central New York
 

Barsha Baral '13 and Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Uncovering Phylogenetic Relationships between Nematodes using Ribosomal Molecular Markers
 

Eli Bunzel '13 and Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Vitamin C Synthesis/Metabolism, TBH Metabolism
 

Aaron Geiduschek '14 and Associate Professor of Biology William Pfitsch
Invasive Species at Hamilton College
 

Julia Gelissen '14 and David Gapp, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Biology
 


Rachel Green '14 and Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
ICH Bacteria
 

Allison Hall '14 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Brianne Barker
 


Agne Jakubauskaite '13 and Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
hMOX Characterization

 

Ravi Jariwala '13
ICH Bacteria
 

Rebecca Knipp '13 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Ashleigh Smythe
Parasite Ecology
 

Salome Kuchukhidze '14 and Associate Professor of Biology William Pfitsch
Invasive Plant Biology
 

Tenzing Lama '13 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Brianne Barker
Isolation and Study of RIG-I Genes from Non-Human Primate Groups
 

Jessica Li '14 and Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
TBhR Gene Research


James Liebow '13 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Ashleigh Smythe
Nematode Species Description
 

Abigail Martin '14 and David Gapp, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Biology
 


Olusegun Ogunwomoju '15 and Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
TBhR Gene Research


Douglas Santoro '14 and Associate Professor of Biology William Pfitsch
Invasive Plant Ecology
 

Yonghyun Song '13 and Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Tetrahymena Gene Expression Analysis by Machine Learning
 

Matthew Therkelsen '12
ICH Bacteria

Dominic Veconi '15 and Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
ICH Bacteria
 

Ashley Williams '14 and David Gapp, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Biology

 

Biochemistry

Kimberly Bogardus '14 and Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten
Understanding Why we Stay Healthy: Structure-Function Relationship Studies in Host Defense Peptides Spanning All Kingdoms of Life
 

Joseph Lobel '13 and Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Transcription Factors in Tetrahymena
 

Chemistry

Robert Clayton '15 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe
Computational Investigations of Protein-Ligand Binding
 

Gabrielle Fleming '14 and Robin Kinnel, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Toward the Synthesis of Di- and Trichlorobouillonamide
 

Cam Ha '14 and Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer
Synthesis and Characterization of Sol-Gel Encapsulation of Rare Earth Chelated Complexes
 

Leah Krause '14 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe
Computational Investigations of Protein-Ligand Binding
 

Daniel Mermelstein '14 and Robin Kinnel, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Synthesis and Activity of Depsipeptides Related to the Active Site of Alpha-fetoprotein
 

Jonathan Michel '13 and Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer
 


Akritee Shrestha '13 and Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten
Effect of Lipid Structure on Piscidins
 

Bryce Timm '15 and Robin Kinnel, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Synthesis of Cryptomaldamide Stereoisomers
 

Kathleen Vaughan '13 and Robin Kinnel, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Toward the Synthesis of Di- and Trichlorobouillonamides
 

Duy Vo '14 and Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer
 


Chris Whiting '14 and Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten
Structure-Function Relationship Studies in Membrane-Active Peptides
 

Mandy Wong '15 and Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer
Preparation and Fluorescence of Sol-Gel Encapsulated Rare Earth Chelated Compounds
 

Alvin Wu '13 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe
Characterization of the Association between Neuraminidase and Sialic Acid using Molecular Dynamics Simulations
 
 

Computer Science

Duo Gong '14 and Associate Professor of Computer Science Alistair Campbell
Collaborative Heterogeneous Cognitive Robotics
 

Sarah Hammond '14 and Associate Professor of Computer Science Mark Bailey
An Investigation of Capture, Analysis and Visualization of Programming Sessions
 

Eric Murray '13 and Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Chair of Computer Science
Brain-Computer Interaction Techniques Applied to Human-Computer Interface and Adaptive Systems
 

Diane Paverman '13 and Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Chair of Computer Science
Brain-Computer Interaction Techniques Applied to Human-Computer Interface and Adaptive Systems
 

Carson Potter '14 and Associate Professor of Computer Science Alistair Campbell
Collaborative Heterogeneous Cognitive Robots
 

Justin Smith '14 and Associate Professor of Computer Science Mark Bailey
An investigation of capture, analysis, and visualization of programming sessions

 

Geosciences

Deanna Nappi '15 and Eugene Domack, the J. W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies
Antarctic Research
 

Dana Angell Leonard '13 and Associate Professor of Geosciences Todd Rayne
Groundwater - Surface Water Interactions in Waterville, NY
 

Catherine Smith '13 and Eugene Domack, the J. W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies
Sedimentology of Antarctic Glacial Marine Sequences
 

Rebecca Straw '14 and Eugene Domack, the J. W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies
Geophysical Survey of Oneida Lake
 

Hannah Wagner '15 and Eugene Domack, the J. W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies
Antarctic Research
 

Isabelle Weisman '15 and Associate Professor of Geosciences Todd Rayne
Groundwater - Surface Water Interactions in Waterville, NY
 

Clifford Yu '13 and Professor of Geosciences Barbara Tewksbury
Analysis of Polygonal Faults and Related Features in the Khoman Chalk, Western Desert, Egypt
 
 

Neuroscience

Emma Geduldig '13 and Jonathan Vaughan, the James L. Ferguson Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Action Planning and Motor Control
 

Sarah Ohanesian '14 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Serena Butcher
Hemispheric Specialization and Visual Field Effects
 

Samantha Otis '14 and Stone Professor of Psychology Doug Weldon
Immunocytochemical Localization of Calcium Binding Proteins in Rats
 
 

Physics

Emily Birch '14 and Associate Professor of Physics Seth Major
Foucault Pendulum
 

McKinley Brumback '14 and Assistant Professor of Physics Natalia Connolly
Astrophysics Research
 

Jillian Hallak '13 and Associate Professor of Physics Brian Collett
Stable LED Pulser for aCORN Calibration
 

Alexandra Huss '14 and Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith
Spectroscopy of Rare Earth Based Solids
 

Elizabeth Jonathan '13 and Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith
Rare Earth Spectroscopy
 

Spencer Olsson '14 and Assistant Professor of Physics Natalia Connolly
ICH Gene Interaction nNetwork Research
 

Katie Pierce '14 and Assistant Professor of Physics Natalia Connolly
Exploring Novel Statistical Techniques for Astrophysical Applications
 

Kevin Rovelli '15 and Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith
Spectroscopy Research
 

Sunrose Shrestha '14 and Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith
Spectroscopy Research
 

Kerkira Stockton '14 and Associate Professor of Physics Brian Collett
aCORN Data Analysis
 

Nicholas Sylvester '13 and Associate Professor of Physics Brian Collett
aCORN


Brandon Wilson '14 and Associate Professor of Physics Brian Collett
Hot Filament Alignment
 
 

Psychology

Sarah Andrews '14 and Jonathan Vaughan, the James L. Ferguson Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Action Planning and Motor Control
 

Summer Bottini '14 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael Frederick
Needless Bar-Pressing: Contrafreeloading in Quinpirole-Treated Rats
 

Hallie Brown '13 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael Frederick
Compulsive Bar Pressing: Contrafreeloading in Quinpirole-Treated Rats under Varying Schedules of Reinforcement
 

Bonnie Buis '13 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeremy Skipper
Language, Action and Brain
 

Kelsey Burke '13 and Stone Professor of Psychology Douglas Weldon
Immunocytochemical Localization of Calcium Binding Proteins in Rats
 

Beril Esen '13 and Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Borton
Correlates of Fragile Self-Esteem
 

Bradley Hagan '15 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeremy Skipper
Language, Action and Brain
 

Livia Houston '13 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeremy Skipper
Language, Action and Brain
 

Daniel Lustberg '14 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeremy Skipper
Language, Action and Brain
 

Jose Mendez Guherrez '14 and Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Borton
Correlates of Fragile Self-Esteem
 

Susannah Parkin '13 and Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Borton
Correlates of Fragile Self-Esteem
 

Scott Pillette '14 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael Frederick
Contrafreeloading
 

Sandy Rao '14 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeremy Skipper
Language, Action and Brain
 

Allison Reeder '14 and Stone Professor of Psychology Douglas Weldon
Serotonegic Effects on Accoustic Startle Responses in Rats
 

Quan Wan '13 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeremy Skipper
Language, Action and Brain
 

John Wildman '15 and Jonathan Vaughan, the James L. Ferguson Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Action Planning and Motor Control
 
 

Psychology/Neuroscience

Liza Gergenti '14 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael Frederick
Contrafreeloading
 

Ramya Ramnath '13 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Serena Butcher
Hemispheric Specialization and Visual Field Effects
 

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