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SETGO Newsletters
January 2010
January 2011

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SETGO Summer Research Scholars 2011

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Biology

PArnold2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBaroudi2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HClendenin2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BCrim2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RCull2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCunningham2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDuffy2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADurkee2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MElkanick2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGalliger2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHowe2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JKaseman2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JKotlarsic2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALawson2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DLubin2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNorris2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPhelps2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BQuaintance2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JRussell2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RSinghBola2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KStamey2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASteyer2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESzuter2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PThomas2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PWolfkiel2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TCorrigan2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NMiller2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTanski2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MBrowne2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DNeal2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MWeir2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAcerbi2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBhimani2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DPowers2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AJohnson2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLambright2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MMaurer2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JWaddle2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mentors
SETGO employs a cascading structure involving multiple layers of peer- and faculty partnerships. The mentor pool comprises faculty sponsors at the partner institutions, students in prior SETGO Scholar cohorts, junior/senior math and science majors, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers at BGSU, as well as a variety of educators and business leaders from the local community.

 

 

 

 

 

Paige Arnold

2011-'12 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Helen J. Michaels
Grad Mentor: Ryan P. Walsh
Department: Biology
Effects of Pollen Quality and Quantity on
Deceptive Orchid Reproduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robby Baroudi

2011-'12 Sophomore at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr.Gabriela Bidart-Bouzat
Department: Biology
Development of Genetic Testing To
Determine Parasitoid Infection Rates In
the Diamondback Moth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Clendenin

2011-'12 Sophomore at OCC
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Karen Root
Grad Mentor: Amanda Kuntz
Department: Biology
Exploring Spatial Relationships Between
Omnivorous Mammals and Native Fruiting
Plants in Three Metroparks

 

 

 

 

Lizette Cooper

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jill Zeilstra-Ryalls
Department: Biology
Investigation of the Role of the
Rhodobacter sphaeroides hemT Gene

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Crim

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Karen Root
Grad Mentor: Jessica Sewald
Department: Biology
Assessing the Impact of Wind Turbines on
Local Bat Populations in Bowling Green, OH

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Cull

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vipa Phuntumart
Grad Mentor: Maribeth Spangler
Department: Biology
Nucleic acid extractions on Phytophthora sojae

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsey Cunningham

2011-'12 Sophomore at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cordula Mora
Department: Neuroscience
Turning Up the Intensity: Detection of
Magnetic Intensity Contour Lines in a
Virtual Magnetic Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Duffy

2011-'12 Sophomore at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Weidong Yang
Department: Biology
Single-molecule Imaging of Green
Fluorescent Protein Through the Nuclear
Pore Complex

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Durkee

2011-'12 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentors: Dr. R. Michael McKay &
Dr. George Bullerjahn
Grad Mentor: Zhi Zhu
Department: Biology
An Analysis of Diatom Growth in
Hypereutrophic Grand Lake St. Marys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Elkanick

2011-'12 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentors: Dr. John Farver &
Dr. Jeff Miner
Department: Geology & Biology
Bioaccumulation of Metals in the Asiatic
Clam (Corbicula fluminea) from a Thermal
Plume in Lake Erie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Galliger

2011-'12 Sophomore at Owens C.C.
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Zhaohui Xu
Department: Biology
Antimicrobial Properties of Essential Oils

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corey Howe

2011-'12 Sophomore at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Morris
Department: Biology
Using Orthologous Genes to Compare
Genetic Diversity of Animals and
Oomycetes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justine Kaseman

2011-'12 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Karen Root
Grad Mentor: Kat Baczynski
Department: Biology
Using Fluorescent Powder to Track
Anurans Dispersing from Vernal Pools

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jen Kotlarsic

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ray Larsen
Department: Biology
JK5: A new TonB-dependent T1-like
coliphage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Lawson

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eileen Underwood
Department: Biology
Odd, a New Recessive Mutation in Corn
Snakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Lubin

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Juan Bouzat
Department: Biology
Assessing the Historical Range of the
Greater Prairie Chicken Using Provenance
Data from Bird Species Native to Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Norris

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Zhaohui Xu
Department: Biology
Comparative Assays of Serratia
marcescens Parental Strain D1 and a
Hyper-pigmenting Mutant SN1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Phelps

2011-'12 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jill Zeilstra-Ryalls
Department: Biology
Exploiting a Toxin-antitoxin System for
Plasmid Maintenance in Rhodobacter
sphaeroides

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Quaintance

2011-'12 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jill Zeilstra-Ryalls
Department: Biology
Comparative Studies of 5-aminolevulinic
Acid Synthase Production in Escherichia
coli and Rhodobacter sphaeroides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Russell

2011-'12 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ronny Woodruff
Department: Biology
The Role of Sexual Reproduction and
Recombination In Adaptive Evolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramandeep Singh Bola

2011-'12 Sophomore at Owens C. C.
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roudabeh Jamasbi
Department: Biology
Determining the Binding Efficiency of
Different Antibodies to Different Human
Esophageal Cancer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kamela Stamey

2011-'12 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Moira van Staaden &
Dr. Robert Huber
Department: Biology
Aggressive Decisions in African Cichlids:
The Jack Reacher Effect

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Steyer

2011-'12 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentors: Dr. John Farver &
Dr. Jeff Miner
Grad Mentor: Jeremiah Davis
Department: Geology & Biology
Differential Growth Rates of Juvenile White
Bass (Morone chrysops) Utilizing Spatially
Distinct Nursery Habitats In Lake Erie

 

 

 

 

 

Elise Szuter

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ray Larsen
Department: Biology
Preliminary Characterization of the E. coli
Bacteriophage EMS9 Genome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Porscha Thomas

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. George Bullerjahn
Department: Biology
Expression of the PhnD Gene as an Assay
for Phosphonate Ulitization in Gamma
Proteobacteria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Wolfkiel

2011-'12 Sophomore at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vipa Phuntumart
Grad Mentor: Jennifer Benson
Department: Biology
Effects of DNA Demethylating Agent on
Growth and Zoospores of Phytophthora
sojae

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Corrigan

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ksenija Glusac
Department: Chemistry
Synthesis and Chemical Properties of
Isoquinlinium Salts and Their Derivatives

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicholas Miller

2011-'12 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ksenija Glusac
Department: Chemistry
Excited State Behavior of Isoquinolinium
Hydroperoxide and Derivatives of
9-Phenyl-10-Methyl Acridine: a
Computational Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bart Tanski

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Todd Waggoner
Grad Mentor: Zhao Yang
Department: Engineering Technologies
Redesigning Turbochargers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Browne

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Todd Waggoner
Grad Mentor: Frank Martinez
Department: Biology &
Engineering Technologies
Vertical Axis Wind Turbines in a Highway
Median Setting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devin Neal

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Charles Onasch
& Dr. John Farver
Department: Geology
Developing a Model for Finding Epithermal
Disseminated Gold in the South Chocolate
Mountains Using Lab and Satellite Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monica Weir

2011-'12 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Margaret M. Yacobucci
Department: Geology
Phylogeography of Modern Nautilus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merissa Acerbi

2011-'12 Sophomore at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cordula Mora
Department: Neuroscience
The Golden Compass: Detection of
Magnetic Inclination with a Novel
Conditioning Paradigm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rohan Bhimani

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sheryl Coombs
Department: Biology
Rheotactic behavior of giant danio persists
in the dark

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Powers

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. H. Casey Cromwell
Department: Neuroscience
Decisions and Motivation During Choice
Behavior in the Rat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexa Johnson

2011-'12 Sophomore at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mikhail Zamkov
Department: Physics
Nanotechnology enabled all-inorganic
solar cells

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Lambright

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mikhail Zamkov
Grad Mentors: Elena Khon & Timothy
O’Connor
Department: Physics
Charge Carrier Dynamics in Hetero-
structured Semiconductor Nanocrystals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Maurer

2011-'12 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Layden
Department: Astronomy & Physics
LPV’s in Globular Cluster NGC6838

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Waddle

2011-'12 Sophomore at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lewis Fulcher
Department: Physics
Two-Mass Model and Phonation Threshold:
Calculations and Measurements