Biology students present research

IMG_1297Each year, Augsburg College celebrates the creativity and scholarship of undergraduate students with its annual Zyzzogeton festival. The festival falls at the end of each academic year and is a culmination of achievement featuring work across departments. Among this year’s presenters were 13 Biology or Biopsychology majors.

Enrico Barrozo (Faculty mentor: Dr. Matthew Beckman) – Daphnia magna: an aquatic animal model to study dopaminergic signaling

David Bergstrand (Faculty mentor: Dr. David Crowe) – Dynamic representation of visual information in the human brain

Anika Clark (Faculty mentor: Dr. William Capman) – Patterns of Host Plant Resistance to the Parasitic Plant Cuscuta pentagona

David Fowler (Faculty mentor: Dr. Matthew Beckman) – Methods and Tools for Studying Heart Development and Function in Daphnia magna

Cedith Giddings (Faculty mentor: Dr. Matthew Beckman) – Light Microscopic Study of Eye Development in Daphnia magna

Michelle Grafelman (Faculty mentor: Dr. Matthew Beckman) – The Role of the Hedgehog Gene in Daphnia magna Eye Development

Daniel Hildebrandt (Faculty mentor: Dr. Sandra Olmsted) – Combating Antibiotic Resistance with Dextran-Linked Drugs

Christopher Myers (Faculty mentor: Dr. David Crowe) – Dynamic representation of visual information in the human brain

Promise Okeke (Faculty mentor: Dr. Benjamin Stottrup) – Irreversible Heme Crystal Inhibition by Amodiaquine and Pyronaridine: A Means to Circumvent Malaria Drug Resistance

Susanna Petaisto (Faculty mentor: Dr. Henry Yoon) – Can a Reduced P300 Brain Amplitude be a Biological Marker of ADHD and Other Childhood Disruptive Disorders?

Casey Powell (Faculty mentor: Dr. Brian Steffenson, University of Minnesota) – Resistance to the Virulent Cochliobolus sativus Isolate ND4008 in Barley

Emily Rutten (Faculty mentor: Dr. Danielle McCarthy, Rutgers University) – Relations Between Impulsiveness and Smoking Dependence in Adult Smokers Trying to Quit

Raesean Sneed (Faculty mentor: Dr. Matthew Beckman) – Environmental Temperatures Affect Daphnia Swimming Forces