How does the environment impact herpes virus in box turtles?

We seek to determine the environmental factors that make turtles susceptible to viral infection. This project...

Using the Ames test to test the effects of low frequency radiation on living systems

Low frequency radiation is a very common form of radiation in people's lives, two examples being cell phones...

What can heat stress responses in C. elegans tell us about Alzheimer’s disease?

The hypothesis that is being tested is if C. elegans will build up amyloid beta (AB) plaques after heat stress...

Using a hyperbaric chamber and a specially designed ROV to collect deep water fish

The goal of this project is to use an ROV to catch Mesophotic Reef fish and a hyperbaric chamber to successfully...

Can we build a cost-effective human-following robot?

Human-following robots have potential applications in the future as aid for the elderly or children. Many different...

What is the role of the CLN1-CDK1 complex in the cell regulatory cycle of baker's yeast?

In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the protein CLN1 forms a complex with the CDK1 in the cell regulatory cycle. Studies...

Finding efficient media for biobutanol production through acetone-butanol-ethanol fermentation

I will study the effects of three types of sustainable carbon-based media on the biobutanol yield of two types...

What drives the color change in green anoles?

Green anoles (Anolis carolinensis) morphs from green to brown, and it is not known why. In this experiment...

Does hearing gum chewing increase stress in students?

This study can help to uncover smaller stress factors that affect teens. Studying the effect of hearing gum...

How have pigeons in eastern North America evolved?

This study aims to better understand how birds can micro-evolve in a newly colonized environment. I hypothesize...

Can treatment with natural medicine be used to prevent Parkinson's symptoms?

Aggregation of the synuclein-alpha, SNCA, protein can indicate Parkinson's Disease, PD, symptoms two years prior...