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Student Research Examples

The scope and variety of undergraduate research is indicated by the following samples, selected from projects pursued in recent years. The results of some of these studies have been incorporated into articles published in scientific journals or have been presented at national scientific meetings, with the student listed as co-author.

A proteomics approach to analyze the impact of dosage imbalance during cardiogenesis in the Ts65Dn mouse model for Down syndromeErik M. Kelly ’10 (Moore)

Analysis of protein expression and apoptosis during heart formation in mouseColleen F. Bechtel ‘10 (Moore)

Causes and consequences of variation in male contribution to incubation in American KestrelsEdward Stene '11 (Ardia)

Cloning and characterization of AAD17422 and AAC06164, two novel esterases from Arabidopsis thaliana:  Vessela Petrova ’05 (Pike)

Forest growth responses to climate over different types of bedrock in southeastern PennsylvaniaDanielle Verna ’12 (Sipe)

Health outcomes of diabetic patients who attended the Diabetes Collaborative at Southeast Lancaster Health Services: Kristen Babb ‘10 (Miller)

In vivo properties of the funnel retractor muscles of the cuttlefish Sepia pharonis: Chris Gentile ‘11/BFB490 (Thompson)

Iron Status in Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency:  A Study of 22 Amish Patients:  Krysta Brown '09 (Kevin Strauss, M.D., Clinic for Special Children, Strasburg, PA)

Life history of consequences of artificial selection for immune activity in mothsJacob Gantz '10 (Ardia)

Misfolded protein - a cellular indicator for the expression of heat shock proteinJo Wern Goh ’05 (Pike)

Ontogenetic changes in the velocity of shortening of the circular mantle muscles in the long-finned squid Doryteuthis pealeiiAdrienne Baksi ‘09/BIO390 (Thompson)

Pregnancy outcomes in Amish womenJennifer Stuart ‘09 (Miller)

The Development of SNP Genotype Analysis Software and a Graphic Clinician InterfaceChristian Castañeda ’10 (Erik Puffenberger, M.D., Clinic for Special Children, Strasburg, PA)