Montana State University

Summer 2007 Scholars

Beckman Scholars INBRE Undergraduate Scholars
 

Beckman Scholars Program

Julianna Morley

Missoula, Montana

Cell Biology and Nueroscience
Mentor: Mary Cloninger, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: The role of galectin-3/glycodendrimer interactions in cancer cell aggregation

Luke Oltrogge

Absarokee, Montana

Chemistry
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Mechanistic analysis of an antioxidant protein cage from a hyperthermophilic archaeon
Mackenzie Parker
Colstrip, Montana
Biochemistry
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: An investigation of the DNA-binding properties of two novel Dps-proteins from the Archaeans Pyrococcus furiosus and Sulfolobus solfataricus

INBRE Scholars

Tyler Arbour

Sheridan, Montana

Chemistry
Mentor: Trevor Douglas , Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project:

An investigation of the binuclear active site of the Dps-like protein from Sulfolobus solfataricus

Elliott Barnhart

Broadus, Montana

Microbiology
Mentor: Tim Ford, Microbiology
Project:

Community analysis of methanogenic archaea within underground coal beds

Holly Basta

Great Falls, Montana

Microbiology
Mentor: Marcella McClure, Microbiology
Project:

Prediction of protein:protein interactions in the replication/transcription complex of viruses of the order Mononegavirales: A protein disorder approach

Teresa Blaskovich

Butte, Montana

Biochemistry

Mentor: Jean Starkey, Microbiology
Project:

Expression profiling canine tumors for pre-clinical studies of photodynamic therapy

Megan Duffy

Dillon, Montana

Microbiology
Mentor: Dionne Gesink Law, Microbiology
Project:

Factors influencing sexual and reproductive health in Montana

Laura Johnson

Fairbanks, Alaska

Biochemistry and French
Mentor: John Peters, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Probing protein-protein interactions in nitrogenase

Sabindra Katila

Milanchowk Ghorai Dang, Nepal

Biotechnology,

Microbial Systems

Mentor: Marcella McClure, Microbiology
Project:

Analysis of chicken genome for retroid agents and comparison with retroid agents in human genome

Jennifer Lyles

Big Timber, Montana

Microbiology
Mentor: Marcella McClure , Microbiology
Project:

Identification of a HERV C2 and friend-leukemia-like virus recombinant in the human genome

Lena Petersen

Polson, Montana

Biochemistry and Dietetics
Mentor: Brian Bothner, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Proteomic analysis of the effects of the MNV-1 on murine cells

Lily Peterson

Helena, Montana

Biochemistry
Mentor: Martin Teintze, Chemistry
Project:

Detection of CNBr fragments from CCR5 and CXCR4 by mass spectrometry

Joseph Twitchell

Wolf Point, Montana

Biochemistry
Mentor: Mary Cloninger, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project:

Indium catalyzed carbohydrate acetylation

Undergraduate Scholars Program

Theodora Annear

Bozeman, Montana

Geography
Mentor: Jianyi Liu, Earth Sciences
Project: Small community development under the influence of eminent domain

Mir Anwar

Bozeman, Montana

Biotechnology
Mentor: Mark Jutila, Veterinary Molecular Biology
Project: Analyzing the affect of different agonitsts on Tcell and macrophage function

Eric Barth

Seattle, Washington

Physics
Mentor: Charles Kankelborg , Physics
Project: Operation and characterization of EUV light source

Seth Chart

Salt Lake City, Utah

Physics and Math
Mentor: Charles Kankelborg, Physics
Project: Theoretical modeling of the performance of an ultraviolet grating

Kevin Connolly

Bozeman, Montana

Media and Theatre Arts
Mentor: Walter Metz, Media and Theatre Arts
Project: The people are curious
John Davies
Bellevue, Washington
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Mentor: Marcella McClure, Microbiology
Project: Predicting functional contact points of the multi-protein replication/transcription complex within the order Mononegavirales

Elisabeth Driscoll

Bozeman, Montana

Mechanical Engineering and

German

Mentor: Patricia Anne Simpson, Modern Languages
Project: Women in engineering: Germany vs. America

Sarah Eby

Eagle River, Alaska

Health and Human Development

and Psychology

Mentor: Michael Hahn, Health and Human Development
Project: Evaluation of neuromuscular activity in wrist function
Danielle Elliott
Helena, Montana
Photography
Mentor: John Hooton, Media and Theatre Arts
Project: Photographic essay recording the impact of a group of students dedicating themselves to a volunteer organization

Adrienne Flory

Tumwater, Washington

Spanish and History
Mentor: Yanna Yannakakis, History
Project: Effects of Latin American policies and emigration in the United States media

Ashley Hildred

Davis, California

Psychology
Mentor: Ian Handley, Psychology
Project: The impact of violent sexual media depictions on female aggression

Alexey, Kalinin

Moscow, Russia

Environmental Biology
Mentor: Timothy McDermott, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Project: Identification of genes encoding functions involved in antimony oxidation

Laura Kebschull

Amsterdam, Montana

Spanish and English Literature
Mentor: John Thompson, Modern Languages
Project: The Dominican Republic: Study of historical past, present, and future

Amanda Larrinaga

Boise, Idaho

Health and Human Development
Mentor: Elizabeth Rink, Health and Human Development
Project: STI risk perception and attitudes among Montana's young adults

Ben Novak

Williston, North Dakota

Ecology and Evolution
Mentor: Steven Kalinowski, Ecology
Project: Distinct population segment analysis of Ambystoma mavortium melanosictum Paedomorphs of Blue Lake Montana via morphological and gene sequence comparison to Ambystoma mavortium melanostictum in neighboring and distant geographical range

Megan O'Reilly

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Biology

Fish and Wildlife Management

Mentor: Robert Garrott, Ecology
Project: Relationships among moose abundance, willow community structure, and migratory landbirds at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Mital Patel

Mumbai, India

Biotechnology
Mentor: Barry Pyle, Microbiology
Project: Household water biofilms

MaryClare Rollins

Davisburg Michigan

Fish and Wildlife Management

Mentor: Steven Kalinowski, Ecology
Project: Population genetics of invasive lake trout in the Swan Lake system

Derrick Samuelson

Belgrade, Montana

Microbiology
Mentor: Garth James, Center for Biofilm Engineering
Project: Molecular detection of anaerobic bacteria in chronic wounds

Rebecca Sobin

Livingston, Montana

Liberal Studies
Mentor: Kristin Ruppel, Native American Studies
Project: Tinsley House Mandan Garden Watercolors

Aimee Tallian

Chicago, Illinois

Biological Sciences
Mentor: Scott Creel, Ecology
Project: Degradation rates of adrenal glucocorticoid (GC) in Lake District bear scat

Austin Timm

Charlotte, North Carolina

Biotechnology, Plant Pathology
Mentor: Alice Pilgeram, Plant Science and Plant Pathology
Project: Bio-control of Kudzu (Pueria lobata) with amino acid limitation

Alicia Tolar

Conner, Montana

Biochemistry
Mentor: Martin Teintze, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Site specific mutagenesis of the M13 Phage pIII protein

Kelsey Van Nice

Helena, Montana

Sociology

Mentor: Jenny Haubenreiser, Student Health Promotion and Sociology
Project: VIBE - Vital intelligence beyond experience

Kevin Volkening

Pullman, Washington

Chemical Engineering

Mentor: William Locke, Earth Sciences
Project: Evaluation of accumulation fluctuations on the Juneau icefield in relation to mass balance

Hannah Wilson

Helena, Montana

Community Health
Mentor: Jenny Haubenreiser, Student Health Promotion and Sociology
Project: VIBE - Vital intelligence beyond experience

Brendan Zanitsch

Longview, Texas

Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Mentor: Alice Pilgeram, Plant Science and Plant Pathology
Project: Study of novel 5-lipoxygenaase inhibitor in Papveraceae and small grain oil seeds