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Eukaryon

Eukaryon Volume 8

Eukaryon Volume 8

TABLE of CONTENTS

VOLUME 8 | MARCH 2012

 

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 JASMINE PERRY ’13. The front cover illustrates our issues theme of “Branching Out.”

The idea of “branching out” relates to the importance of searching for new horizons and attempting to understand the connections between seemingly different subjects, people or ideas within the world. The sciences are all separated into different disciplines, but between each form of scientific exploration exists an interwoven network.

-JASMINE PERRY ’13

ISSN 1937-2604

  About the Authors

 

Editor’s Corner

Year Eight: Branching Out

Saajidha Rizvydeen
Accolades

Art Competition Showcase

Ashley Reich 
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Campus Outreach

Brain Awareness Week 2010

Stephanie Beltrami and Lani Leong
Department of Neuroscience
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Conference Roundup

Strong Women Leading Stronger Research: My Encounters at the Cold Spring Harbor Telomere Meeting

Saajidha Rizvydeen
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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ACM Schools: Fostering Student Inquiry

Shabana Yusufishaq
Departments of Biology and Education
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Chance of a Lifetime: Lake Forest Students Come Face-to-Face with Neuroscience Icons

Kayla Ahlstrand
Departments of Neuroscience and Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Current Trends in Neuroscience Education: Chicago Chapter of the SFN

Rabia Khan
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Science News

The Cure for Cancer Lies in the HIV Virus?

Roberta Dume
Department of Chemistry
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Lab in Focus

Richter Research Ranges: Ecology and Ants to Proteins and Parkinson’s Disease

Kaya Cuper1 and Rida Khan2
Departments of Biology1, 2 English1, and Chemistry2 
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Faculty in Focus

Dr. (Dr.) Verena Bonitz: Polymeric Materials Engineer Turned Psychologist

Ashley Reich
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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“50 Years in the Forest” - with William B. Martin

Tyler Hauer
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Science of Teaching

Mentors: Peers with Knowledge and More!

Allie Urbanik
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Biogeography: The Study of More Than “Um, Biology and Geography”

Allison Hamel
Departments of Biology and SOAN
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Beyond the Classroom

Writing from Every Angle

Daniella Brutman
Department of Neuroscience
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Kookaburra Sits in an Old Gum Tree While Students Study Below

Nicole Vachter
Departments of Biology and Environmental Studies
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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How to Modify Your Brain to Become a Kiwi: Reflections of a Pseudo-Kiwi Neuroscience Major on a Semester Spent in Aotearoa

Natalie Kukulka
Department of Neuroscience
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Expanding Horizons

Through the Microscope: a Study in Dissecting the Scientist Archetype

Nadia Vinogradova
Departments of Chemistry and English
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Science and the Arts at Lake Forest College

Leah Frenette1, Sam Pinto2, and Nadia Vinogradova3
Departments of Chemistry1, 3, Biology2, Art2, French1, and English3
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Immersed in the Natural World: Necedah, Wisconsin

Hilary Wind
Departments of Biology and Environmental Studies
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Book/Film Review

Extraordinary discoveries and remarkable creatures: the development of the theory of the origin of species

Jillian Pastick
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Humans and nature: how the un-wilding of both may lead to our demise

Alexandra Dober
Departments of Economics and Environmental Studies Program
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Spicy and Kinky: an inspiration for sex

Gwen Grimes
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045 
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The vindication of Ecology, looking backwards to guide us forward

Mahir Mameledzija
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice

Margo Wallace
Environmental Studies Program
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Creative Writing

Dopi Neuro- Life, Death and Everything in Between

Rida Khan
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Grant Proposal

Role conserved c-terminal region plays in trafficking of ETRAMP 10.3, an asexual intraerythrocytic PVM protein

Robin Graber
Department of Biology & Environmental Studies
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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News & Views

Induced Fatal Familial Insomnia: A Genesis Mystery Debunked

Ryan Vlaar
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Connexin Connections in Neurogenesis

Saajidha Rizvydeen
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Review Articles

Odor in Human Mate Choice

Kaila Stephens
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Understanding Osteoarthritis: The Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of One of Society’s Most Prevalent Age-related Diseases.

Saajidha Rizvydeen
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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A Difficult Reality to Digest: The Effects of a Corn-Based Diet on the Digestive System of Cattle

Robin Graber
Department of Biology & Environmental Studies
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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What is Happening to all the Rabbits?

Grace Brandon
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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A Dead End: A Review of Glioblastoma Multiforme

Ashleigh Porter
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Unilateral Spatial Neglect

Sydni Cole
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Tasty Genes: Diverse Receptors Mediate Distinct Taste Modalities

Menzi Mhlanga
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The biology of native and invasive Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) and the effect it is having in its invasive range

Jillian Pastick
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Genetics and Cancer: Clonal Evolution in Fanconi Anemia

Christian Athens
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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A Local Soul Trapped in an Alien Body

Grant Alexander
Department of Chemistry
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Primary Articles

Giving-up densities of gray squirrels in a forest and suburban environment and the effect of substrate depth

Thomas Pospiech1, Billy Levinson2 and Hilary Wind2
1 Departments of Chemistry and 2 Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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CCK Impulsivity Scale Validation

Carli Pentz and Colin Willis
Department of Psychology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Arrested Development: The Effect of Cyclopamine on Chick Development

Lisa Pahomov and Ashleigh Porter
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Biotic Resistance of Ants in Urban and Natural Environments

Susan Helford
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Researching Undergraduate Researchers: How do Lake Forest students view undergraduate research?

Peter Sullivan
Departments of Biology & Chemistry
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Senior Thesis

Genetic Mapping of the M138 Mutant Allele

Lynn Switaj
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Evaluating the Role of Post-Translational Modifications of α-Synuclein in Yeast Models

Keith Solvang
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Investigating the Role of Testosterone on Risk-Taking Behavior in Male Sprague Dawley Rats

Menzi Mhlanga
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Evaluating the Genetic Link between Autophagy and Parkinson’s Disease in Budding Yeast Model

Alina Konnikova
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Is Free Will An Illusion?

Karla Avila-Peregrina
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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