Montana State University

Summer 2008 Scholars

Beckman Scholars Global Scientists INBRE Undergraduate Scholars
 

Beckman Scholars Program

Emily Buckhouse

Kalispell, MT

Biochemistry
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Characterization of the effect of Gd-Chelator rigidity in a protein cage based MRI contrast agent

Kevin Harlen

Helena, MT

Cell Biology and Nueroscience
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Exploring the properties of heme groups as electron shuttles in bacterioferritin using biomemetically synthesized platinum nanoparticles

Julianna Morley

Missoula, MT

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, MT

Chemistry
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Mechanistic analysis of an antioxidant protein cage from a hyperthermophilic archaeon

Global Scientists, NORWAY

Kelly Alsup

Spearfish, SD

Applied Mathematics

Jackson Chief Elk

San Jose, CA

Chemistry

Bovard Tiberi

Helena, MT

Computer Science and

Mathematics

Whitney Treadway

Helena, MT

Geohydrology

INBRE Scholars

Natalie Brandsma

Durango, CO

Biochemistry
Mentor: Mary Cloninger, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project:

The Synthesis and study of LacNAc functionalized dendrimers

Robert Frost

Rapid City, SD

Microbiology
Mentor: Marcella McClure, Microbiology
Project:

 Global analysis of retroid agents in insects and detailed interspecies Drosophila analysis

Kyle Halliwill

Bozeman, MT

Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Mentor: Roger Bradley, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Project:

Tracking the expression of chicken Protocadherin-1 in chicken embryos

Lim Kien Seng

Malaysia, Johor Bahru

Biotechnology

Mentor: Barry Pyle, Microbiology
Project:

Pasmid stability of Streptomyces lividans in response to spaceflight

Jennene Lyda

Billings, MT

Microbiology
Mentor:  Sandra Halonen , Microbiology
Project:

IGTP/host cell interactions with the parasitophorous vacuole of Toxoplasma gondii

Lena Petersen

Polson, MT

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

Courtney Reichhardt

Butte, MT

Chemistry

Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Mark Young, Plant Science
Project:

The synthesis of a hydrogenase model through the use of biominmetic mineralization of Ferritin and Dps proteins

Elizabeth Stoller

Bozeman, MT

Plant Science
Mentor: Edward Dratz, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project:

Immobilized Trypsin reactor for improved peptide recovery in global proteomic analysis: Development and fabrication

Michelle Wilkison

Helena, MT

Cell Biology
Mentor: Katherine Gauss , Veterinary and Molecular Biology
Project: Characterization of the NOXOI and NOXAI promoters

Trevor Zuroff

Glendive, MT

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Mentor: Ross Carlson, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project:

The effect of quorum-sensing knockouts on Escherichia coli K-12 biofilm formation, antibiotic resistance and architecture

Undergraduate Scholars Program

Elliott Barnhart

Broadus, MT

Environmental Microbiology
Mentor: Tim Ford, Microbiology
Project: Community analysis of methanogenic archaea within underground coal beds

Tim Brox

Fresno, CA

Earth Sciences
Mentor: Mark Skidmore, Earth Sciences
Project: Evaluating the impacts of crystal and liquid vein sizes on microbial survival in ice

Krysta Buska

Helena, MT

Biochemistry
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry and Biochemistrty
Project: Investigation of catalase activity in a Dps like protein from a hyperthermophillic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus

Jennifer Creamer

Charlo, MT

Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Joan Broderick, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Investigation of flavodoxin, flavodoxin reductase, and MioC as the physiological reducing agent for pyruvate formate lyase activating enzyme

Hilary Fabich

Livingston, MT

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Sarah Codd, Mechanical Engineering
Project:  Magnetic resonance microscopy study of water absorption into pharmaceutical tablets and development of a hands-on outreach activity

Carol Froseth

Bozeman, MT

Agroecology
Mentor: Alice Pilgeram, Plant Science
Project: Field evaluation of Camelina sativa meal as mulch

Kathleen Hansen

Bozeman, MT

Industrial Engineering and Economics

Mentor: Florence Dunkel , Plant Sciences
Project:  Indentifying inefficiences and potential improvements in Malian shea processing

Laura Hanson

Missoula, MT

Cell Biology and Neuroscience

Mentor:  Cliff Montagne, Land Resoursce and Environmental Science
Project: Improving knowledge of nutrition through community invovlment and participation in the Darhad Valley, Mongolia

Amy Hartman

Golden, CO

Media and Theater Arts

Mentor: Cindy Stillwell, Media and Theater Arts
Project: Experiments in exposure

Isaiah Helm

Jordan, MT

Mechanical Engineering

Mentor: Douglas Cairns, Mechanical Engingeering
Project: Multi-purpose UAV

Malcolm Herstand

Orwell, VT

Environmental Science, Soil and Water
Mentor: Brian McGlynn, Land Resources and Environmental Science
Project: Drainage network complexity controls on water and nutrient fluxes

Jennifer Johnson

Kenmore, WA

Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Jospeh Shaw, Electrical Engineering
Project:  Construction of subsystem of the second-generation arctic-deployable, wide-angle, infrared cloud imager

Sabindra Katila

Pokhara, Nepal

Biotechnolgy
Mentor: Marcella McClure, Microbiology
Project: The retroid perspective

Leslie Kirkpatrick

Great Falls, MT

Elementary Education
Mentor: Alice Pilgeram, Plant Science
Project: Increased Omega-d in animals fed camelina meal

Benjamin Krajacich

Great Falls, MT

Biochemistry
Mentor: Edward Dratz, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Seekina a novel screen for the human disease: Fluorescnce lifetime monitoring of thermals denaturation and fatty acide characterization of human blood plasma

Rachel Lange

Racine, WI

Environmental Biology

Mentor: Mark Skidmore, Earth Sciences
Project: Nitrification process in permanently-cold glacial sediments

Taylor Moorman

Glasgow, MT

English Literature
Mentor: Cliff Montagne, Land Resources and Environmental Science
Project: Nutrition in the Darhad Valley: Exploring vitamin C resources in modern Mongolia

Marci Mudd

Bridger, MT

Media and Theater Arts

Mentor: Theo Lipfert, Media and Theater Arts
Project:  Pour L'Amour D'Art (For the Love of Art)

Lily Peterson

Helena, MT

Chemistry
Mentor:  Martin Teintze, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Detection of CNBr fragment from CCR5 and CXCR4 by mass spectrometry

Greg Reed

Tucson, AZ

Fish and Wildlife Management
Mentor: Michael Frisina, Animal and Range Sciences
Project: Effects of rotational grazing on small mammal communities at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Peter Ruzevich

East Helena, MT

Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Mentor: Jovanka Voyich Kane , Veterinary Molecular Biology
Project:  Assessing genes under the direct influence of the SaeR/S regulatory system of Staphylococcus aureus

Rebecca Sobin

Livingston, MT

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

Benjamin Staal

Manhattan, MT

Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Joseph Shaw, Electrical Engineering
Project:  Manufacture, thermal optimization and operational testing of the Arctic-deployable, wide-angle, infrared cloud imager

Rhiannon Wilson

Bozeman, MT

Horticulture Science

Mentor: William Hoch, Plant Science and Plant Pathology
Project: Identification and characterization of steril, non-invasive clones of Japanese Spirea (Spiraea japonica)