Montana State University

Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 Scholars

Beckman Scholars NCUR/Lancy Scholars Undergraduate Scholars
 

Beckman Scholars Program

 

Brigid Crowley
Helena

Chemistry
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry
Project: Chemical modification of heat shock protein for application in drug delivery
Shane Mangold
Columbia Falls
Biochemistry
Mentor: Mary Cloniger, Chemistry
Project: The energetic and binding affinity of Monomeric concanavalin A to Mannose-functionalized dedrimers

NCUR/Lancy Scholars Program

 
Lori Anne Anderson
Stayton, OR
Business Management
Mentor: Cliff Montagne, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences
Project:

Bioprospecting in Yellowstone National Park: Legal and economic implications

Darla Cadman
Tendoy, ID
Biochemistry & Horticulture
Landscape Design
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry
Project:

Probing the stability of Sulfolobus-turret icosahedral virus (STIV)

Rebecca Elder
Hettinger, ND
History (SETS)
Mentor: Gordon Brittan, Philosophy
Project:

Bioprospecting in Yellowstone National Park: Scientific possibilities and social ramifications

Mackenzie Parker
Colstrip
Biochemistry
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry
Project:

The xxidation of Fe(II) and biomineralization of Fe203 in ferritin from the Hyperthermophilic archaeon phyrococcus furiosis

Ryan Parsons
Wenatchee, WA
Philosophy
Mentor: Gordon Brittan, Philosophy
Project:

Ethical implications of patenting organisms discovered by bioprospecting in Yellowstone National Park

Katharine Schultz
Moretown, VT
Environmental Biology
Mentor: Bill Inskeep, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences
Project: Isolation of naturally Hydrocarbon-degrading Thermophiles from Yellowstone's geothermal system

YungBen Yelvington
Billings
Philosophy & Chemistry
Mentor: Sanford Levy, History & Philosophy
Project: The contrarian ethics of Bioprospecting

Undergraduate Scholars Program

 
Ingrid Abrahamson
Homer, AK
Geology
Mentor: Mark Skidmore, Earth Science
Project: Microbial life in the Mount St. Helens crater ice body
Mir Anwar
Biotechnology
Mentor: Mark Young, Plant Sciences
Project: PCR-based Amplification of hemispherical fragments of the STIV genome
Jeanne Bloom
Missoula
Nursing
Mentor: Clarann Weinert, Nursing
Project: Telephone technical support for the women to women project
Lindsey Browne
Butte
Biomedical Science
Mentor: Uvidelio Castillo, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Project: Study of secondary metabolites produced by Streptomycetes species and their biological activity
Christian Caruso
Bozeman
Biological Sciences
Mentor: Lisa Graumlich, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Project:

Reconstructing historic avalanche activity in Glacier National Park using tree-rings

Mark Clark
Wilsall
Biochemistry
Plant Biotechnology
Mentor: Mike Giroux, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Project: Screening of SGP mutants to increase starch variation
Kim Codding
Bozeman
Sociology
Mentor: Jason Clark-Miller, Sociology/Justice Studies
Project: Foster care adoption in Montana

Marc Courteau
Great Falls

Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Charles Kankelborg, Physics
Project: Shutter mechanism

Chandra Denherder
Boise, ID

Cell Biology
Neuroscience
Mentor: Christa Merzdorf, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Project: Characterization of ziel target genes
Jennifer Detwiler
Ronan
Geology
Mentor: Todd Feeley, Geology
Project: The extent of plutonic inclusion disaggregation in the 1980-1986 dacitic Mount St. Helens eruptive products
Peter Doelger
Casper, WY
French
Mentor: Ada Giusti, Modern Languages
Project: An assessment of French humanitarian organizations

Dustin Dunkle
Ronan

Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Mentor: Joseph Shaw, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Project: Measurement of laser light Ssattering from honeybees
Brian Edwards
West Hartford, CT
Land Resources
Environmental Sciences
Mentor: Brian McGlynn, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences
Project: Groundwater-surface water in alpine-valley transition
Julie Elser
Ennis
Plant Biotechnology
Mentor: Luther Talbert, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Project: Identification of single Nucleotide polymorphisms in bread sheat and its ancestors
Alison Enos
Glendive
Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Gath James, CBE
Project: Response of biofilm to toxic gas exposure
Jenny Folsom
Valdez, AK
Sociology
Mentor: Steven Swinford, Sociology
Project: Recalculation of GDI
Philip Fox
Fargo, ND
Mentor: Luther Talbert, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Project: Identifying secondary solid-stem micro satellite markers in wheat
Aimee Hafla
Cohagen
Animal Science
Mentor: Andreas Fischer, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Project: Relating nitrate levels, forage quality, and yield in annual hay barleys
Todd Johnson
Great Falls
Biochemistry
Mentor: Christa Merzdorf, Cell Biology and Neurosciences
Project: Does Opal act as an activator or repressor of transcription?
Ann Jones
Lynchburg, VA
Nursing
Mentor: Clarann Weinert, Nursing
Project: Telephone technical support for the women to women project

Jesse King
Casper, WY
Marketin
Psychology
Mentor: Dave Snepenger, College of Business
Project: Motivations across spectrums of tourism places
Matt Kirkpatrick
Great Falls
Biotechnology
Mentor: David Sands, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Project: A nutrabiotic spproach to lysine dupplementation of plant-based feeds for rainbow trout
Jordan Knudsen
Anthropology
Mentor: Jack Fisher, Sociology and Anthropology
Project: Archaeological analysis and comparison of prehistoric lithics of the Bridger Mountain Range
Ashley Lehman
Helena
Biology
Mentor: Florence Dunkel, Entomology
Project: Exploration of the current pharmacopia of Mali and recommendation for additional appropriate antimicrobial material to be evaluated for pest management motential
Benjamin Losby
La Crosse, WI
Physics
Mentor: Galina Malovichko, Physics
Project: ENDOR investigation of potassium miobate (KNbO3) and furnace designs
Eric Marshall
Kremlin
Marketing
Mentor: Dave Snepenger, College of Business
Project: Motivations across spectrums of tourism places
Amy Martin
Bozeman

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Garth James, Chemical Engineering
Project: Screening plant extracts for biofilm inhibition
Shawn McGlynn
Billings

Chemistry
Mentor: John Peters, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Formulation and investigation or structure and kinetic studies generate hypotheses regarding the mechanism of 2-ketoprpyl-ConezumeM oxidoreductase/carboxylase (2-KPPC) from Xanthobacter strain y2
Katie Newell
Roundup
Biomedical Studies
Mentor: Roger Bradley, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Project: Role of TAF1 in early embryonic development

Cole Peebles
Clyde Park

Civil Engineering
Mentor: Robert Mokwa, Civil Engineering
Project: Engineering characteristics of RAP/aggregate blends
Robert Petersen
Billings


Physics/Math
Mentor: Galina Malovichko, Physics
Project: EPR and ENDOR analysis and characterization of defect structures in Lithium niobate and Lithium tantalite doped with iron and manganese
Lacey Raymond
Wisdom
Health and Human Development
Family Science
Mentor: Ramona Baden, Health and Human Development
Project: Can feminist frameworks be organized on an ideological continuum?
Francoise Saurage
Sheridan, WY
English Literature
Mentor: Melody Zajdel, English
Project: Inducting Cajun women into third world feminism: An examination of feminist fheory, literature, and orality
Andrew Schumacher
Great Falls
Biology
Mentor: Roger Bradley, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Project: The role of dhick protocadherin 821 in the early dorsal root ganglia
Leah Shama
Deadwood, SD
Cell Biology
Spanish
Mentor: Dana Rshid, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Project: Involvement of TAF1SS and NF-protocadherin in early development
Todd Simones
Plymouth, NH
Political Science
Mentor: Jerry Calvert, Political Science
Project: Yellowstone National Park snowmobile film project
Jamie Stolba
Belgrade
Psychology
Mentor: Mentor: Mike Babcock, Psychology
Project: Manipulation of Excitory amino acid carrier (EAAC1) in hippocampus rats using antisense knockdown strategy
David Steppler
Lambert
Cell Biology
Neuroscience
Mentor: Robin Gerlach
Project: Influence of co-contaminants and natural organic matter on the reduction of 2, 4, 6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT), Chromium (VI) and Carbon tertrachloride by zero-valent iron
Rianon Tiensvold
Frenchtown
Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Joseph Shaw, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Project: Data processing for airborne lidar measurements of cutthroat trout at Yellowstone Lake
Jennifer Watts
Alexandria, MN
LRES Analysis & Management
Mentor: Jeanne Briggs, Plant Sciences
Project: Biology of a perennial violet-A potential plant nursery weed
Tyson Woods
Hamilton
Microbiology
Mentor: Sandra Halone
Project:

Micoarray analysis of the IFN-y response genes in wild-type and AIGTP Murine astrocyten-microbiology