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Eukaryon

Eukaryon Volume 12

Eukaryon Volume 12

TABLE of CONTENTS

VOLUME 12 | MARCH 2016

 

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

“Glacier Fracturing” BY ASHLEY ACKERMAN ’16

“A mixed media work that breaks down the different layers of ice sheet that make up glaciers. The work restructures these different kinds of ice to create a mysterious tertian.”

-ASHLEY ACKERMAN ’16

 ISSN 1937-2604

About the Authors

 

Editor’s Corner

Year Twelve: Structure is Everything

Tyler Kaplan  
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045 
Accolades

AWARDS, WINNERS, INDUCTEES, and SCHOLARS of 2015

Our Courses and Professors

Welcome New Environmental Studies and Psychology Department Professors

Josephine Masandika and Pegah Nabili 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

An Interview with Ken Weik: A Crusader for Nature

Hannah Samberg 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

The Scholar of the Third Floor

Rachel Granberg
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045
News & Views

Quinacrine: Therapeutic or Apoptotic? Certainly double-edged.

Michael Janecek
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

The Guardian Angel Enzyme

Zach Sekulich 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

The Search for Glioblastoma’s Achilles Heel

Cecilia Reyes 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045 

Abroad and In Our Backyards

Reforestation in Costa Rica: Setting Precedents

Brittany Schweiger 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

At the Edge of the “Land of the Long White Cloud”

Alyssa Tunison 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045 
Beyond the Classroom

The Road to Crystallizing the hERG Pore

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

Pills or Plants

Peyton Schrag 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045 

Innovate Summer Experience: Examining alpha-Synuclein Nitration in Parkinson’s Disease

Yuliya Zayats 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Creative Writing

A Footnote from a Singular Infinity

Kendra Fobert 
Department Of Biology 
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Neurological Disease for Dummies: A Comparative Critique

Olivia Dellomodarme 
Department Of Biology 
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045

The Civil War of the Brain

Yulia Zayats 
Department Of Biology 
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Book/Film Review

Peering into the Black Box of the Mind: The Ingenuity of Eric R. Kandel

Kayla Huber 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Buddha’s Brain

Sarah Chiren 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

The Brain that Changes Itself

Sarah Chiren
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Science News

Summer with Sharks

Nicole Zygmunt
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Stomphia: The Swimming Anemone

Jeremy Berg 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Audi Creates Fuel from Only Raw Materials

Mohini Verma 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045 

Alzheimer’s: Is there hope?

Agnieszka Pastwa
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Another Ebola Epidemic

Rosemary Thomas
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Siri’s Path to World Domination: When Our Minds Become their Minds

Aasimah Tanveer
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Review Articles

A comparison of species richness, abundance, and diversity across the human microbe system: a parallel to the latitudinal diversity gradient

Olga Kutkovska and Peter Nesper
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Detecting the danger: How do moths and butterflies manage to escape their predators?

Joshua Spreng
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

The pathway leading to the conformational change of reflectin to produce color change in cephalopods

Tyler Kaplan 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Analysis of the Invasion of the Asian Carp

Trevor Buhr
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

The connection between psilocybin and dreaming

Sarah Pekar
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045 

A comparison of historical and current use of Salvia divinorum in the United States and Mexico

Melisa Cambron 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045 

A Comparison of Healing from Disease and Negative Energy through Ayahuasca Use and Prevention of the Evil Eye

Dianna Saakov  
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045 

The Effects of Herbivory on Soil Composition in Tropical Rainforests

Hailey Broeker
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045 

Plasticity of Adult Human Brains

Khadijah Hamid
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

The Dance of the Long-tailed Manakin

Keke Roberts  
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Epilepsy: Don’t get too excited

Natalie Brusie and Alyssa Tunison  
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Neurobandits: a runaway dopamine molecule that can’t be stopped

Logan Graham, Morgan Marshall, and Ruby Ortiz 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

A Go on NOGO: Promising Therapy for CNS Disease and Injury

Cecilia Reyes and Yaroslav Voronin 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

1 trillion odors, 1,000 genes, 1 nose: The “scent-sational” mysteries of smell

Kayla Huber 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Studying the Molecular Mechanism of Post-Translational Modification of Lamin A in Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

Tyler Kaplan 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Primary Articles

Novel Mutations A53D, A53G, A53G, A53R, and H50D of α-Synuclein in Parkinson’s Dis- ease observed in budding yeast to deter- mine effects in aggregation by different amino acid properties

Viktoriya Georgieva & Julia Garcia
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

A Defense of Neuroethics

Jyothis James 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Anandamide Prevents Nerve Growth Factor-Dependent Neurite Outgrowth in PC12 cells

Charles Alvarado, Khadijah Hamid, & Alexandra Roman
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Methods of Gene Replacement Therapy in Mouse and Sheep Models of Tay Sachs Disease

Sarah Chiren, Scott Johnston, & Morgan Marshall
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Senior Project

Recombinant Expression and Purification of Latent Membrane Protein 1 of Epstein-Barr Virus: Potential Insights Into Oligomerization and Lipid Raft Association

Jason McAloon
Department Of Biology 
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Senior Thesis

Ant Diversity in the Urban Mosaic

Jeremy Boeing 
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045 

Post-Dispersal Seed Fate of Ocotea floribunda (Lauraceae) in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Luis Carlos Beltrán
Department of Biology 
Lake Forest College 
Lake Forest, IL 60045