Six Lakeland students from the biology and biochemistry departments participated late this summer in Marquette University’s annual Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium in Milwaukee.
The Lakeland contingent, comprised of students in the Lakeland Undergraduate Research Experience (LURE) Program, created six posters, which were among the 40 total posters on display.
Lakeland Professor of Biology Greg Smith said the research symposium provides an opportunity for LU students to present their research to peers and faculty from other institutions.
"Our students are always a little anxious leading up to the event," Smith said. "However, after the event, they are usually surprised to realize how much expertise they developed in their research topic over the summer.
"It’s also a great event to experience the breadth of possible research projects, and our students learn so much about such a wide variety of topics from talking to their peers."
The Lakeland posters and authors (student and professor) were:
- "Effects of Different Transfection Methods on the Viability of HEK293 Cells" by Tia Hoisington and Assistant Professor of Biology Andrew Karls.
- "Determining the Effect of Increasing Nitrogen to Phosphorous Ratios on Biovolume Production of Four Freshwatrer Algae" by Grace Schumacher and Associate Professor of Biology Paul Pickhardt.
- "Quantifying Cell Density via Spectrophotometric Absorbance in Seven Freshwater Algae and a Cyanobacterium" by Neil Rohde and Pickhardt.
- "Development of Oxidative Damage Model Using Stem Cell Derived Astrocytes" by Lauren Bruggink and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Jered McGivern.
- "Effects of Cell Cycle Arrest on [PSI+] Curing by GuanidineHydrochloride and Dimethyl Sulfoxide in Saccharomyces cerevisiae" by Thomas Coleman and Professor of Biology Gregory Smith.
- "Curing the [PSI+] Prion State Using Dimethyl Sulfoxide" by Samuel Bartlett and Smith.