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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Volume 5, March 2009

 

                                                            

Eukaryon is published by students at Lake Forest College, who are  solely responsible for its content. The views expressed in Eukaryon do  not necessarily reflect those of the College. Articles published within Eukaryon  should not be cited in bibliographies. Material contained herein should be treated  as personal communication and should be cited as such only with the consent of  the author.

 

                                                                                                                About the Authors

Editor's Corner

 

Year Five: Evolution of a Journal

Shaun Davis ’09

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News & Views

 

Basis of Biology:  150 Years Running

Lauren Ferrell ’10

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Faculty in Focus

 

Bucky – The Biology Professor

Claire Konefal ’10

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The Science of Teaching

 

Seminar or Thesis?  That is the Question

Alexandra Ayala ’09

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Coevolution of Biology and Chemistry in the Development of a New Major

Emily Pospiech ’09

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Beyond the Classroom

 

ASCB 2008:  A Light at the End of the Tunnel

Michael Fiske ’10

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Argonne Undergraduate Symposium:  Another Successful Year

Alina Konnikova ’11

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2008 Fall Seminar Series

Julian McLain ’11

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Shadowing – An Imperative Experience for All Pre-Med Students

Yama Naser Ahmad ’10 and Mona Sobhani ’10

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Lions and Tigers and…SNAKES?! A Summer Spent at the Wildlife Discovery Center, the Middlefork Savanna, and the Importance of these Institutions to the Study of Conservation Biology

Terese Noe ’10

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Richter Scholar Program:  Independent Undergraduate Research at Lake Forest College

Ashleigh Porter ’11

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Lab in Focus

 

Dr. DebBurman’s Lab in Focus

Elizabeth Pahomov ’11

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Book or Film Review

 

Summary of Life Itself

Ejaz Ali ’10

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Response: Phantoms in the Brain

Alexandra Ayala ’09

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Hollywood “Awakens” Its Curiosity

Daniella Brutman ’12

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Matters of Morality

Grace Dudlicek-Bright ’12

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The Brain Can Do What?!  A Review of The Brain That Changes Itself

Michael Fiske ’10

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Speaking on Behalf of a Brain That Changes Itself

Brian Kinsman ’08

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Ethical Blurs of The Ethical Brain

Saajidha Rizvydeen ’12

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Essay 

 

“I Like Blue…”

Madhavi Senagolage ’12

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Genes:  Controlling Our Every Move

Shabana Yusufishaq ’12

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Grant Proposal

 

Gene Therapy Combined with IPC Cell Induction to Treat Huntington’s Disease

Alexandra Ayala ’09, Daryn Cass ’10 and Michael Fiske ’10

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P74 NTR and its Role in Regeneration:  Potential Neuroprotective Effects

Grace Dunford ’09, Brian Kinsman ’08, Max Meltser ’09 and Samantha Pusateri ’09

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cMyBP-C Phosphorylation, Binding to Actin, and the Effects on Cardiac Function

Stephanne Levin ’09

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Can Gene Therapy For Alcoholism Lead to Gastrointestinal Cancer?

Nengding Wang ’09

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Review Article

 

Polycystic Kidney Disease:The Cyst-ematic Destruction of Renal Function

Sadaf Ahmad ’09, Ray Choi ’09, Quincy Roberts ’09, Ben Simpson ’08 and Jennillee Wallace ’09

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Cystic Fibrosis:  Channeling the Discovery of CFTR Mutations

Jennifer Brown ’08, Jessica Disch ’09, Jaymie Honold ’09, Melissa Schramm ’09 and Nengding Wang ’09

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The Hunt in Huntington:  What Causes Toxicity?

Daryn Cass ’10

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Stepping Forward With MD:  Current Research on Five Common Types

Elizabeth Dean ’09, Sheiva Jahaban ’08, Jillian Olejnik ’09, Katie Rice ’09 and Cejay Roman ’08

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Leading the Blind:  Guidance of Neuronal and Vascular Growth

Brian Kinsman ’08

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Cardiac Myosin Binding Protein C:  At the Heart of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Humans and Domestic Cats

Stephanne Levin ’08

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The Sympatric Speciation of Rhagoletis pomonella

David Piper ’08

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Timema cristinae

Lorraine Scanlon ’08

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The Myostatin Gene

Geoffrey Weiner ’08

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Primary Article

 

The Effects of Ethanol Exposure on the Development of Caenorhabditis elegans

Alexandra Charron ’09, Jeffrey Fox ’0 and Jaymie Honold ’09

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The Effect of Increased VEGF Levels on Limb Bud Angiogenesis in a Developing Chick Embryo

Spenser Hicks ’08 and Brian Kinsman ‘08

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Senior Thesis

 

Mutagenesis Screen in C. elegans Suggests Role of mor Genes in Pharyngeal Development

Andrew Ferrier ’08

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An Examination of the Fueling Strategies and Energy Sources Utilized by Neartic-Neotropic Migrants

Jacqueline Fiala ’08

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Evaluating Factors That Affect α-Synuclein Toxicity in Yeast Models: Protein Concentration, Phospholipids, & Oxidants

Lokesh Kukreja ’08

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The role of Ca2+ and K+ in the Regulatory Volume Decrease Mechanism of Alligator mississippiensis Erythrocytes

Shruti Pore ’08

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Insight into Familial and Sporadic Parkinson’s Disease: a-Synuclein Mutant Analysis in a Fission Yeast Model

Stephanie Valtierra ’08

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