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Eukaryon

Eukaryon Volume 11

Eukaryon Volume 11

TABLE of CONTENTS

VOLUME 11 | MARCH 2015

 

Eukaryon is published by students at Lake Forest College, who are solely responsible for its content. The views expressed in Eukaryon 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

“NORTHERN LIGHTS” BY MATTHEW WEIDNER ’17

“On February 27th, 2014 reports were coming in through Lancaster University that there were significant amounts of geomagnetic activity in the atmosphere over the United Kingdom, specifically over Scotland.  Living in St Andrews, Scotland unfortunately leads to some substantial light pollution for how small of a town it is.  The best possible way to catch the Northern Lights that night was to walk roughly 2 miles out of town, and out over the famous St Andrews golf courses.  At roughly 22:30 local time my friends and I had crossed over the Old Course, the New Course, and the Jubilee Course then finally army crawling over fescue and under a barbed wire fence we had made it to one of the most Northerly points of the West Sands.  This was probably the best area to avoid as much manmade light so we could get the best possible image of the Northern Lights.  Unfortunately because of all the urbanization that has been done, in the left hand side of the photo the Royal Air Force base in Leuchars is very visible.  Despite the light pollution from the RAF base, Scotland has done and is continuing to do a great job reducing its carbon emissions. They have reduced their carbon emissions by 23% from the 1990 benchmark, and are targeting reducing it by 42% by 2020.  Scotland’s investment in our future in reducing carbon emissions like these will make it possible to continuously see the Northern Lights and enjoy their sheer magnificence.”

-MATTHEW WEIDNER ’17 

 ISSN 1937-2604

About the Authors

 

Editor’s Corner

Year Eleven: Investing In Our Future

Jeremy Boeing 
Department of Biology & Chemistry
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Accolades

AWARD WINNERS, INDUCTEES, and SCHOLARS of 2014

Expanding Horizons

Doing Away With the Old Dogma: The Future of Science at Lake Forest College

Kayla Huber 
Department of Neuroscience
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Our Courses and Professors

A New Clinical Perspective to Neuroscience

Emily Ong and Logan Graham
Department of Neuroscience
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Dr. Matthew R. Kelley: Are Collaborating and Hints Useful?

Pooja Acharya
Department of Neuroscience 
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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News & Views

One Gene,Two Functions, Many Possibilities

Chaya Tabas
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Abroad and In Our Backyards

Gender Equality in the Fields of English, Chemistry, and Physics

Chaya Tabas 
Department of Neuroscience
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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The Significance of Paying it Forward

Khadijah Hamid 
Department Of Biology & Neuroscience
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045 
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Beyond the Classroom

Super Freshmen

James Haney and Tara Gloystein 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Creative Writing

A Playdate at Legoland

Rachel Domijancic
Department of Neuroscience 

Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Battle of a Lifetime

Brittany Avonts
Department of Biology 

Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Great Plaque

Rachel Hastings
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Book/Film Review

Placing Neuroethics in its Place

Rachel Hastings
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Future of the Mind Applied to Court

Emma Levine
First-Year Studies 
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Films: Accurate Depiction of Neurological Diseases?

Nicole Hueng 
First-Year Studies
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Learning from our Past Loss and Mistakes to Allow for Future Conservation

Khadijah Hamid
Department of Biology & Neuroscience 
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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The Life and Adventures of the Lizard Man

Hannah P. Fox
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Book Review: Sensuous Seas Tales of a Marine Biologist By Eugene H. Kaplan

Sally Nahhas 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Science News

The New World of 3D Medical Printing

Kyle Siverhus
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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I’ll have the Alzheimer’s on Whole Wheat, Please

Peyton Schrag
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045 
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The Spotlight Shift from H1N1 to the Ebola Virus

Rachel Granberg
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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The Domestic Dog: Lending a Helping Paw

Tara Gloystein
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Modern Day Science Fiction with Robotic Limbs

Ana McCracken and Sonia Messar
Department of Neuroscience
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Ebola Blasts from the Past

Maiwase Tembo and Akua G. Agyei
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Dr. Frankenstein’s Ghost Heart

Rachel Hastings 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045 
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Review Articles

Philosophy of Music: Graphic Scores and the Brain

Hannah Samberg
Department of Philosophy
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Impact of Wolf Reintroduction on Bison and Grizzly Bear Populations and Trophic Cascades in Yellowstone National Park

Galina Lipkin
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Regional Extinction of Myotis lucifugus Due to Psychrophilic Geomyces destructans and Persisting White-Nose Syndrome

Lauren Leeber
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Importance and Practical Application of Autophagy in Human Health

Ryan Drake
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Williams Syndrome:The Extraordinary Profile of a Micro-deletion

Alexus Edmonds
Department of Neuroscience 
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Sniffing Out Smell: Odorant Detection, Coding, and Perception

Amanda Allred
Department of Neuroscience
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Gene sequencing to support malaria relapse is induced by primary infection, not a new source

Nick Spero
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Consequences of Sexual Selection and Uneven Sex Ratios in Humans

Lindsay Hartup
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Leptin and its Role in Obesity

Nichole Monhait
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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An Inquiry about Non-native Pinus contorta and Its Capability to Accelerate Disturbed Forest Restoration

Derek Pascal 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Fragmentation Reduces Dietary Diversity, yet Expands Dietary Options of Madagascar Lemurs

Peyton Schrag
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Is There A Correlation Between Deforestation And The Rise Of Malaria In Sub-Saharan Africa?

Kyle Siverhus 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Enhancement of Memory Through Curiosity-Driven Learning

Sarah Goldberg, Amanda Gibbs, Belen Martinez-Caro Aguado, & Maribel Munoz
Department of Psychology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Everybody’s a Little Bit Sexist: A Re-evaluation of Aristotle’s and Plato’s Philosophies on Women

Kayla Huber
Department of History
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Evolutionary Consequences of the Plasmodium falciparum Sporozite Vaccine in Humans

Shannon Lakemacher
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Immortality of Turritopsis nutricula

Tyler Kaplan
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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How the Work of Marie Curie Restricted the Advancement of Future Female Scientists

Kayla Huber
Department of History
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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FRAGILE X: Mental Retardation Caused by Expanded CGC and Silenced FMR

Rida Khan 
Department of Neuroscience
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: A Century of Winners

Amber Craghead
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Disestablishing the Dichotomy: Fusing the Spheres of Religion and Science

Sarah Chiren
Department of Religion 

Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Debate Over Origin Of Long Necks In Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis)

Javier Martinez
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045 
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A Comparison of Extinction Risk in Shallow Versus Deep Water Reefs

Hilary Wind
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Primary Articles

Creating a plasmid for the study of A30P and A53E mutations and the effects of decreased sumoylation in alpha-Synuclein in Parkinson’s

Sierra Smith & Lily Veldran
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Creation of Novel alpha-Synuclein Mutation A53E Truncations 123 and 120 for Future Study in Budding Yeast

Alex Dunn & Logan Graham
Department of Biology 

Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Influence Of Oral Morphology On Dietary Specialization In Two Herbivorous New Zealand Fishes

Ryan Drake
Department of Biology 

Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Female Mating Preferences As A Result of Coloration And Movement In Betta splendens

Abby Brownell, Luis Carlos Beltrán & Elina Shapiro
Department of Biology 

Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Spatial Distribution and Density of Lauraceae Trees: A Preliminary Assessment of Lauraceae Species in Primary and Secondary Tropical Premontane Wet Forest in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Luis Carlos Beltrán
Department of Biology 

Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045 
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Chronic Piscine Diet Induced Metallic Phantogeusia, Dysgeusia and Hypogeusia

Saul Bello Rojas
Department of Neuroscience 
Lake Forest College 

Lake Forest, IL 60045
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The Effects of Distance from a Tree, Elevation, and Food Type on Foraging Patterns of Sciurus carolinensis and Sciurus niger

Lindsay Hartup
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Senior Thesis

The Contribution of Soil Aggregates to Carbon Sequestration in Restored Urban Grasslands

Jenifer L. Yost
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Fitness and Morphological Variation in Native, Non-Native, and Hybrid Echinacea Seedlings

Jillian Pastick
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Two Studies on Parkinson’s Disease Protein, α-Synuclein: Amino Acid Determinants and Truncations

Katrina J. Campbell
Department of Biology & Neuroscience
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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A Study of Female Courtship Behavior and Mating Preferences in Betta splendens

Abby Brownell 
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045 
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