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Eukaryon

Eukaryon Volume 7

Eukaryon Volume 7

TABLE of CONTENTS

VOLUME 7 | MARCH 2011

 

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 COVER ARTWORK

Artwork by Samantha Pinto ’13. The front cover illustrates our issue’s theme of “Parts of a Whole.”

In order for the picture of the heart to be complete, each piece of the puzzle must be present. Furthermore, the heart was chosen as the organ system to illustrate parts of a whole because our inauguration speaker conducts cardiovascular research.

ISSN 1937-2604

 About the Authors

 

Editor’s Corner

Year Seven: Spicing Up Our Success

Alina Konnikova 
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Accolades

When Art Meets Biology

Alina Konnikova and Keith Solvang 
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Alumni in Focus

An Alternative Lifestyle Leading to an Alternative to Debt

Daniella Brutman 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Some Biology Majors are Left in Limbo

Jaime Perez 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Breathing for Birds: My First Year as a Student of Veterinary Medicine

Beth Noe 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Real (Estate) Biologist of Lake Forest College

Clare Culkin Conlisk 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Getting Ahead of the Game: Insight from Lake Forest College Alumni

Kayla Ahlstrand 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Campus Outreach

An Intellectual Insight into the Problems of the XXI Century

Natalie Kukulka 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Conference Roundup

CSFN Conference: A Close Up into the Mysteries of Our Brains

Natalie Kukulka 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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My Perfect Scientific Vacation

Lisa Pahomov 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Science News

Mind over Muscles: Linking Movement to Neurons in Neonatal Diabetes

Saajidha Rizvydeen 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Alkanes Replacing Alkanes: Frontiers in Renewable Fuel

Thandeka Mabuza
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Lab in Focus

An Evening at the Lab at the End of the Chromosome

Madhavi Senagolage 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Faculty in Focus

Bringing Nature to Our Backyard

Lauren Leeber
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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“Paracrine Stimulation”: The Lesser-known Facts of Beth Herbert

Zakea Boeger 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Science in Teaching

BIO106: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Non-Science Majors

Alina Konnikova
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Diverse BIOLOGICAL Choices for INQUIRING Minds

Alex Reeder, Nadia Vinogradova and Allie Urbanik
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Lake Forest College: A Model for Teacher Education

Shabana Yusufishaq 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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A DeLIGHTful Class

Alina Konnikova 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Beyond the Classroom

Adventures in a Lithuanian Hospital: Pathway to a Future Decision

Paulius Kuprys
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Furry Side of Medicine: The Life of a Veterinary Intern

Alex Reeder and Allie Urbanik 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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My Life as a Lab Rat: Participating in a Long-term Longitudinal Study

Julia Coltri 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Expanding Horizons

Lake Forest College and Rosalind Franklin University: Teaming up for Success

Jon Flaksman 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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I Am Not Crazy…I Am Simply Neuro-Obessed! Insight into the Neuroscience Major

Natalie Kukulka and Ashley Reich 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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New Rush University Nursing Partnership “Aids” Undergraduates

Shannon Ver Woert 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Book/Film Review

Size Matters: A Look at Evolution in Action

Giuseppe Conoscenti, Courtney King, Natalie Kukulka and Nicole Vachter 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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What Does it Mean to be Human: How Neuroethics Alters Our Perception of Mankind

Amanda Allred 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Brain: A Clump of Play-Doh or a Hardwired PC

Kayla Ahlstrand 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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When Fascinating Science Combines with Powerful Emotion

Sohail Khan 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Awakening the Heart inside the Mind-A Comparative Movie Review

Victoria Egedus 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Creative Writing

Mental Modifications to the Constructs of Change

Vicki Gerentes 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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My Life as a Magnocellular Neuron

Catie Szabo 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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My Life as a Neuron

Lauren Leeber 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Grant Proposal

Identifying the Protein Interactions between Plasmodium Sporozoites and Hepatocytes that Lead to Malaria

Saajidha Rizvydeen 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Determining the Missing Link: PGRN and TDP-43 in FTDP-17

Madhavi Senagolage and Peter Sullivan 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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News & Views

CK1ε: Setting the Clock

Keith Solvang 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Sex Requires Kisses

Alina Konnikova 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Toxic Breakups: The Deadly Relationship Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Nitric Oxide Gas

Anna Naditz 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Defeating Alzheimer’s with New Gene Therapies

Julia Coltri 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Review Articles

Verdict in Neurodegeneration: Murder by Amyloid Protofibrils

Jaime Perez 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Fish Decline, Caused by Global Warming, May Leave Many Hungry in the Amazon

Elizabeth Ross 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Reemergence of Dengue Fever in Argentina as a Result of Climate Change

Lisa Pahomov 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Effects of Dietary Specialization on Chemical Defense of Poison Dart Frogs

Erika Alto 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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A Unique Mutualism: Seed Dispersal and Primate Self-Medication

Jody Buck 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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How We Smell: The Molecular Basis of Olfaction

Lisa Pahomov
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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TRP’S Sensational Pathways: Unlocking Mysteries of Pain & Temperature

Jon Flaksman
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Primary Articles

Effect of Competition of Mate Choice in Male Guppies Poecilia reticulata

Kaylyn Gasparotto, Isabel Luna and Daysi Vargas Gonzalez 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Auditory Frequency Threshold and Signal Detection Theory

Natalie Simak 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Phosphorylation and Alanine-76 Contribute to α-Synuclein’s Plasma Membrane Binding and Aggregation

Rebecca Brezinsky, Keith Solvang and Michael Fiske 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Beyond Papers

Effects of Decaying Plants on Biodiversity

Dillon Gilbow, Lauren Leeber, Ashley Reich and Daniel Sanchez 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Sex, Sexuality, and the Brain: The Neurobiology

Alina Konnikova and Daniel Sanchez 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Neurobiology of Huntington’s Disease

Dillon Gilbow, Lauren Leeber and Ashley Reich 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Neurobiology of Alzheimer’s Disease

Karla Avila-Peregrina and Kristi Johnson 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Alkaline Phosphatase: Assessing Streptomyces griseus as a Model Organism

Leah Frenette and Santina Bleil 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Using a Zinc Binding Site to Understand Alkaline Phosphatase Activity

Saajidha Rizvydeen and Shabana Yusufishaq 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Senior Thesis

Genetic Mapping of the M77 Short Pharynx Phenotype in C. elegans

Yama Sadozai 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Frontal Brainwave Synchrony Between Hemispheres: A Function of Visual Semantic Categorization

Alexander Pirrotta
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Age Dependent Effects of Repeated Cocaine Exposure and Withdrawal on Cortical Activity

Daryn Cass
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Molecular Determinant of α-Synuclein Pathotoxicity in Yeast Models

Michael Fiske
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Time-Course of the Effects of Stress on Behavior in Rodents

Derek Atchley
Department of Psychology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Does α-Synuclein use Endocytosis as a Route for Degradation by the Lysosome?

Jaime Perez
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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