Tri-beta Research Proposals

December 3, 2012

Six Biology students submitted five research proposals to Tri-beta this fall.  The proposals originated in the research laboratories of Drs. Stabenau and Johnson.  Tri-beta is a national honors society focused on advancing learning through research.  Tri-beta was founded in 1922 and the Bradley University chapter (Omega Epsilon) was started in 1995.  In the previous five years, Bradley Biology students have received a total of six awards - two awards in 2010/2011 (M. Haney (’11) and C. Marek (’11), S. Gayam (’12), N. Goertzen (’12) and A. Bittar (’12)) presented their research at the regional Tri-beta meeting and were awarded first prize in each of the molecular biology and cell biology categories, respectively.  Both of these research projects were invited to the national bi-annual conference in Puerto Rico in the spring of 2012.  C. Marek and S. Gayam presented their poster in Puerto Rico in May (2012) and received an Honorable Mention.

Christian Clabaugh, Grant Harmon, Kaleigh Tockes (Stabenau lab) - The physiological effects of pyrene exposure on bullfrog tadpoles (Rana catesbeiana) at different environmental temperatures.

Philip Dexter (Stabenau lab) - Hypoxia in Fischer and Sprague-Dawley juveniles.

Meghan Hermanson (Stabenau lab) - Assessing the effects of pyrene on volume regulation in Rana pipiens hepatocytes.

Kaleigh Tockes (Johnson lab) - Identification of aminoglycoside resistance gene(s) in Carnobacterium species

Nhi Vo (Johnson lab) - Characterization of putative florfenicol resistant efflux pump gene