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Eukaryon

Eukaryon Volume 14

Eukaryon Volume 14

TABLE of CONTENTS

VOLUME 14 | MARCH 2018

 

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

“SUPERNOVA” BY  MAGGIE LYNCH

“When I thought about chaos my first thought was space. Our universe is in constant flux and with that comes chaos. I don’t have a large knowledge of space or astrophysics, but as an artist I’ve always had a love affair with viewing the ever-changing sky above me. The definition of a supernova is literally, “dramatic and catastrophic destruction…marked by one final explosion.” From my understanding, a supernova disturbs the equilibrium of our so very complicated universe. Even though they disturb our universe, there are stars still sitting among the sky when a supernova occurs. To me that is a picture perfect example of chaos vs equilibrium. I am a digital illustrator so my immediate thought was to carefully illustrate a beautiful supernova to abstract it into art.”

- MAGGIE LYNCH

 ISSN 1937-2604

About the Authors

 

Editor’s Corner

Chaos and Equilibrium

Aasimah Tanveer 
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Accolades

AWARD WINNERS, INDUCTEES, and SCHOLARS of 2017

Our Courses and Professors

The New Science Center

Erica Saldana
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Plant Biology

Max Spehlmann
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Interesting Class: Literature and Medicine

Zubair Mohammed
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Beyond the Classroom

The CSfN Conference: Research of the Best Minds in Neuroscience

Philip Freund
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Broken Gender Barrier in Scientific Academics

Maggie Lynch
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Optimizing my Summer Internship

Philip Freund
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Brain Awareness Week: A Time of Stress and Reward

Ariane Balaram
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Abroad and In Our Backyards

Abroad in China

Caitlin Brown
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Neuroscience and Denmark

Nikki Heung
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Faculty in Focus

“Everyone Should Love Neuroscience!”

Danielle Berninzoni
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Crazy About Chemistry

Chisomo Mwale
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The End of an Era: Dr. Douglas Light Set to Retire

Mohini Verma
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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News & Views

A New Map of Frontotemporal Dementia: Defining How Tau Mutations Cause FTD

Philip Freund
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Positive Effects of Brain Discoveries on a Lawyer Career

Daria Polyarskaya
Biology Department
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Seizing The Seizures

Brett Palmero
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Nitric Oxide: The Gaseous Culprit of Neurodegeneration

Agnieszka Pastwa
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Spreading Inhibition

Anna Sandler
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Scanning the Skin With AI: Using Deep Learning Algorithms and Conventional Neural Network (CNN) to Diagnose Skin Cancer

Joshua Spreng
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Could Mast Cells Partially Explain Female Prevalence of Autoimmune Disorders? A Closer Look at the Importance of Mast Cells in Multiple Sclerosis

Sam Curry
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The emerging study of kinship theory in the honeybee, Apis mellifera

Jeanne McDonald
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Lung Transplant

Sana Shariff
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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In Then Out of Control

Robin Redmond
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Climate Change the Silent Killer

Hamza Mahmood
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Half-Century Sharks of Greenland

Emily Staufer
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Dengue in Sri Lanka: 80,000 & Counting

Niam Abeysiriwardena
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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How our Genes Lie: Honest and Dishonest Genes in Sexual Selection

Samuel Gascoigne
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Restoring Balance: Tail regeneration in Eublepharis macularius and its implications for spinal cord treatment

Joshua Spreng
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Creative Writing

The Ages of a Neuron: My Tribulations

Philip Freund
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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A Brief History of Cranial Nerve VII

Sandra Campos
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Life of a Neuron: Parkinson’s and the Dopaminergic Neuron

Isaac Ordonez
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Viennese Child

Rachel Hastings
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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A Peculiar Encounter

Courtney Levitt
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Dining with Danny

Molly Schul
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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When Worlds Collide

Maddie Strejc
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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A Difference of Hearing

Lexi Dejneka
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Schizophrenia: The Life of a Misplaced Cell

Dana Midani
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Death of a Neuron

Lexi Dejneka
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Heidi’s Favorite Day

Hannah Gurholt
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Book/Film Review

The Future of the Courtroom According to The Future of the Mind

Rachel Hastings
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Plasticity: Importance of Use it or Lose it

Emma Levine
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Another Voice in Ethics

Peter Simmeth
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Neuroethics: Should We or Shouldn’t We?

Blakely Drake
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Brains Behind the Dilemma

Allison Fair
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Brain Disease: A Lethal Story

Maddie Strejc
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Bravery To Go Far

Peter Simmeth
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Education: One For All, All For One

Lauren Giurini
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Secret Memories of Leaves: Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl

Emily Staufer
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Review Articles

A Tale of Two Moods: Energy Deficiency in Bipolar Disorder

Hamza Mahmood, Rosemary Thomas, Danielle Sychowski
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Manipulations of Protective Post-Translational Modifications of Ataxin-3 as a Possible Treatment of SCA3

Yoan Ganev, Trevor Buhr, Hamza Mahmood
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Epileptic Channels: Dysfunctional Trio of Excitable Cells

Yoan Ganev, Sam Plutchak, Parth Tank
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Novel Insights into CTE Treatment and Diagnosis

Alexander Blumfelt, Eliska Mrackova, Krista Meuli
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Unsuppressed Growth in NF: A Trio of Tumorigenic Mutations

Alexander Blumfelt, Schuyler Kogan, Roxy Sandor
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Neuroscience: Epigenetics and the “social” gene

Jeremy Berg
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Lost and Found: Deletion of Zdhhc8 gene is associated with schizophrenia

Kristina Karapetyan
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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How the Right Path Can Go Wrong

Brittany Avonts
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Sweating Up a Storm: Areas of Regular Flooding Disturbance Modeled Through Human Skin Bacteria on Athletes and Non-Athletes

Daniel Beintema
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Invasion of Indo-Pacific Red Lionfish in Atlantic Coral Reefs

Emily Staufer
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Northern Snakehead, Channa Argus, as an Invasive Species

Hannah Stinson
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Burmese Python: An Invasive Species Who Eats to Its Heart’s Content

Ibtihaj Khan
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Rusty Crayfish

Jacob Levin
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Patterns of morphospecies richness, diversity, and community similarity across a hair density gradient in the human skin microbiome

Jeanne McDonald
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Evidence Found of a Learned Navigational Map in White Crowned Sparrows

Mattew McMahon
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Female Guppies’ Preference of Novel Males

Aaron O’Neill
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Peacock Courtship

Britt Dahlin
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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InSync

Ted Nowak
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Argentine Ant Invasion

Megan Crapo
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Primary Articles

Pur α and Hsp70 as Protective Agents Against RNA-mediated Toxicity in Fragile X-Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome

Rosemary Thomas and Danielle Shaw
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Molecular mechanism of OXT/OXTR pathway manipulation in mouse and iPSC hypothalamic neuron models

Jeremy Berg, Logan Graham, Scott Johnston
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Complex Complement 4: Where the Immune System Ends and Schizophrenia Begins

Malia Hansen, Kristina Karapetyan, Dasha Polyarskaya
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Habitat Heterogeneity, Morphospecies Richness, and Niche Exploitation in the Human Skin Microbiome

Hailey Broeker
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Dissochaetus range is determined by precipitation, temperature, and elevation

Haley Broeker
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Prediction and Comparison of Dissochaetus Distributions According to Biogeographical Realm, Country, and Trap Type

Jeanne McDonald
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Extinction, Invasion, Succession, and Climax Communities on the Human Hand: A Biogeographical Exploration at the Microscale

Max Spehlman
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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N-Terminal Truncations of α-Synuclein for Use in a Yeast Model of Parkinson’s Disease

Yoan Ganev and Ayesha Quraishi
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Creation of the K6R A53E and K6Q/K10Q A30P Novel Yeast Models of α-synuclein Mutations Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Philip Freund, Larissa Pentland, Arthur Simenas
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Acetylation Sites Lysine 6 and Lysine 10 are Potential Targets to Influence Alpha-Synuclein Toxicity in Six Mutants Known to Cause Familial Parkinson’s Disease: A30P, A53T, E46K, G51D, H50Q, and A53E

Alex Biel and Nicole Hedger
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Mutating the α-Synuclein gene to examine the relationship between acetyation and glycation and familial mutations for future studies in S. cerevisiae

Sam Gascoigne, Ariane Balaram, Tubanji Walubita
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Shyness and boldness in squirrels: risk-taking while foraging depends on habitat type

Ted Nowak, Sima Riahi and Mel Ward
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Senior Thesis

Mutations Drive Evolution and Disease Alike

Emily Ong
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Observing the Functional Maturation of the Female Prefrontal Cortex Using Ventral Hippocampal Stimulation

Lily Veldran
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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