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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Volume 6, March 2010

 

                                                            

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 Six: Expanding Our Horizons

Michael Fiske '10

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Accolades

 

A Novel Award: Eukaryon is Recognized on a National Level

Ashleigh Porter '11

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Alumni in Focus

 

Why I Teach For America

Alexandra Ayala '09

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Oh, the Places Eukaryon Alumni Will Go...

Daniella Brutman '12

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The Bolivian Experience

Lavinia Sinitean '08

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Academics, Research, Medical School Aspirations and How it All Came Together

Michael White '07

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Campus Outreach

 

The Kenneth L. Weik Undergraduate Life Science Symposium: A Professor Honored, A Tradition Begun

Paulius Kuprys '12

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The Past, the Present, and the Future: Beta Beta Beta Seminar Series 2010

Madhavi Senagolage '12

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Conference Roundup

 

Ping Pong with PhD's: My Experience at the Gordon Research Conference  

Michael Fiske '10

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Lake Forest Students Conquering the Neuroscience Frontiers

Alina Konnikova '11

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ASCB: Lake Forest College Students at the Forefront of Biological Research

Alina Konnikova '11

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ASPET: Science in the Sky

Natalie Simak '11

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Argonne National Laboratory: Experiencing the Life of a Scientist

Peter Sullivan '12

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Science News

 

Chemical Wonders of Biological Processes Link Humans, Bacteria and Fireflies

Saajidha Rizvydeen '12

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Fizz! Crackle! Pop! Carbonation Reveals Its Taste

Saajidha Rizvydeen '12

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Science of Teaching

 

And The Winner Is... A New Senior Seminar Course Has Students Betting the Odds

Lauren Ferrell '10 and Terese (Beth) Noe '10

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Lake Forest College: Red, Black, and Green?

Shabana Yusufishaq '12

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Beyond the Classroom

 

Biology Students Going Green: HFH Service Trip

Ashleigh Porter '11

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Prerequisite to a Career: Experiencing Careers through an Internship

Keith Solvang '11

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Cutting into the Medical Field: Shadowing Surgeons

Keith Solvang '11 and Brittany Stern '11

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More than a Shadow: Entering the Medical Field as an EMT

Brittany Stern '11

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Book or Film Review

 

Barbara McClintock: A Paradigm of Dedication, Perseverance, and Love of Discovery

William Press '11

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Grant Proposal

 

Regulation of miR-9 by Ethanol and the Effects of miR-9 Inhibition

Ray Choi '09, Nicole Fields '09, and Stephanne Levin '09

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A Conditional KIBRA Knockout Mouse: Is Memory Affected?

Danielle Clark '09

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Assessing alpha-Synuclein Degradation through the MVB/Endocytosis Pathway

Jaime Pérez Pineda '10

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Applicability of Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor as a Means to Induce Weight Loss in ob/ob Mice

Emily Pospiech '09

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Review Article

 

The KIBRA Gene: Learning About Memory

Danielle Clark '09

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The Induced Pluripotent Cell: Development & Clinical Applications

Lauren Ferrell '10

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Spinal Cord Regeneration: Ready, Set, Nogo

Stephen Strittmatter (Role played by Michael Fiske '10)

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NOD2 Investigating IBD with Autophagy and Interleukins

Jonathan Flaksman '11, Alina Konnikova '11, Elizabeth Pahomov '11, and

Ashleigh Porter '11

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Lung Cancer: The Breathtaking Battle of TKIs and EGFR Mutants

Robert Hodges '10, Elizabeth Ross '11, Natalie Simak '11, Keith Solvang '11, and

Eliot Vildaver '11

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SMN Deficiency in SMA: Splicing Gone Awry

Gideon Dreyfuss (Role played by Stephanne Levin '09)

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Leptin: The Satiety Hormone and its Influence on Obesity

Emily Pospiech '09

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Melanic Coat Color Variation in Rock Pocket Mice (Chaetodius intermedius)

Laura Thilgen '09

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Speciation: The Genetics Responsible for Intrinsic Post-Zygotic Isolation

Christopher Tossing '09

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The Roles that age-1 and daf-2 Genes Play in Aging 

Reema Upadhyaya '12

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Primary Article

 

Genetic Evidence in Yeast Model Implicates Autophagy in the Degradation of Parkinson's Disease Protein alpha-Synuclein

Kayla Ahlstrand '12 and Peter Sullivan '12

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The Effects of Cyclopamine Administration on Chick Embryo Development

Daryn Cass '10 and Christopher Jackson '09

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Pre-ESCRT Step of Endocytosis Pathway Regulates Parkinson's Disease Protein alpha-Synuclein

Jaime Pérez Pineda '10 and Michael Fiske '10

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Senior Thesis

 

Insight Into Parkinson's Disease: Does alpha-Synuclein Use the MVB/Endocytosis Pathway as a Route for Degradation in the Lysosome?

Alexandra Ayala '09

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An Allele on Chromosome I Affects C. elegans Muscle Cell Morphology

Alexandra Charron '09

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Insight Into Parkinson's Disease Using Yeast as a Model to Evaluate the Role of Autophagy Genes in alpha-Synuclein Toxicity

Ray Choi '09

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Identification of the Telomerase RNA in the Filamentous Fungus Aspergillus oryzae

Shaun Davis '09

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Playing Your Cards Right: How Guppies, Poecilia reticulata, Alter their Courtship Tactics in Varying Social Environments

Melissa Schramm '09

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The Effects of Restraint Stress on Anxiety-Like Behavior in Adolescent and Adult Male Sprague-Dawley Rats: An Examination of the Effects of Early-Life Stress on the Development of Psychopathologies

Emily Venheim '09

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Telomere Length in Meiotic Cells of Aspergillus nidulans

Nengding Wang '09

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