May 25, 2018 -- The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has awarded stipends to 147 undergraduates to participate in research with a faculty mentor this summer.
Department of Biochemistry participants:
Cortland: Sophia Kisling, microbiology and biochemistry, "Impact of Dietary DHA in Ready-To-Use Supplemental Foods on Pregnancy and Infancy in Food Insecure Populations in Zambia."
Lincoln: Jeffrey Gabell, biological sciences and biochemistry, "Exploring the Effects of FATP2 Gene Deletion on Fatty Acid-Responsive Gene Expression in Liver"; Tony Le, biochemistry, "Optimizing the Interactions of a Two-Member Microbial Community of Methylobacter and Methylomonas"; Lauren Lesiak, chemistry and biochemistry, "Synthesis and Evaluation of Nebraska Red Derivatives for Protein Labeling Studies"; Nancy Nguyen, biochemistry, "Determining the Mechanism of Action of the Antifungal Falcarindiol"; Stephan Sutter, biological sciences and biochemistry, "Elucidating Inter-Protein Interactions of Archaeal Chromatin Proteins."
Omaha: Frederick Azalekor, biochemistry, "Association of Microbial Nitrogen Fixers in Prairie Soil with Trypsacum Dactyloides and Their Possible Effect on the Growth of Corn"; Kai Johnson, biochemistry, "An RNA Helicase Implicated in DNA Repair."
Peru: Nicholas Kite, biochemistry, "UNL International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Team."
Wichita, Kansas: Spencer Jones, biochemistry, "Residues of SigA Essential in Binding with WhiB1 in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis."
Eagan, Minnesota: Nicolette Holcomb, biochemistry, "Biological System for the Treatment of Nitrate and Atrazine from Groundwater in Rural Areas Using Immobilized Algae."
Pierre, South Dakota: Emily Petersen, forensic science and biochemistry, "Use of the CRISPR-Cas System to Study the Effects of Farnesol and Antibiotics that Block Ergosterol Synthesis in Candida albicans."