Eukaryon Volume 9

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Volume 9, March 2013

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.

 

Front Cover: Artwork by Hugh Watanabe ’15. The front cover illustrates our issues theme of “Harvesting the Fruits of Our Labor.”  

“The inspiration behind this piece originates from the farmers and fishermen that have surrounded me throughout my childhood, in a remote town on the west coast of Japan. The medium is a scratchboard drawing, in which a variety of needles and brushes are used to carve onto a black board. It is because I was blessed with the opportunity to enjoy such fresh and organic ingredients, that I was truly able to get a better understanding regarding the importance of food sources. Watching my neighbors out in the fields from sunrise to sunset also allowed me to apprehend the work and efforts put into the food we consume on a daily basis.”

ISSN 1937-2604

 About the Authors

Editor’s Corner

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Year Nine: Harvesting the Fruits of Our Labor

Ashley Reich

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Accolades

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShowcasing the Fruits of Our Labor

Ashley Reich

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Science News

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMedicine Across Borders (Long distance medicine)

 Alexandra Reeder

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Conference Roudup

Neuroscience in Chicago Gathers Undergraduate and Post-Docs Alike

Taylor Jones

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Our Courses and Professors

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABacteria: It’s a Love-Hate Relationship

Samantha Pinto

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABuilding Anatomical Foundations: Reflections on the Human Anatomy Course

Saajidha Rizvydeen

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Alumni in Focus

Lessons from our Alumni

Lani Leong

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Campus Outreach

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATeaching the Next Generation

Emily Hampden-Smith and Ashley Reich

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Abroad and in Our Backyards

Living and Researching Aboard the Shedd Aquarium’s Research Vessel in the Bahamas

Hilary Wind

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Traveling Scientist

Emily Hampden-Smith

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Beyond the Classroom

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALeicester, Devons, and Bantams…Oh My!

Alexus Urbanik

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOvercoming fears, slithering to new heights, and having a blast!

Nicole Vachter

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The Quest in Dental Networking

Kyriaki Ades

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Creative Writing

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA Mindful Vixen: Degradation Due to Methamphetamine

Heather Heitkotter

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A World Of My Own

Kayla Huber

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The Life of a Neuron: Fatal Habits

Michael Herriges

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Book or Film Review

Life in the Glass Case

Hannah Samberg

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Fruits of Empire: Exotic Produce and British Taste

Ryan Vlaar

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Innocence of Coelacanth through Evolution

Ayesha Khan 

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATapping into Ice Age Extinctions: the Megafauna is Us

Nichole Monhait

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Introduction to Field Biology

Sylwia Dakowicz

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAZoobiquity: bringing together human and animal medicine

Emily Hampden-Smith

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A Story of Memory Never to be Forgotten

Victoria Egedus

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARemembering the Forgotten: A Look at Alzheimer’s disease

Kimberly Diah

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Re-thinking the wiring of our brain: A response to The Brain that Changes Itself

Ashley Reich

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New Meaning to a “Mind of Its Own”

Victoria Egedus

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Why the Brain Fails: Using Ailments to Understand Normalcy

Sydni M. Cole

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Grant Proposal

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Role of Stimulatory Immunomodulator Adjuvants in Blood Stage MSP5 Plasmodium Faciparum Vaccines 

Alex Reeder

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe use of algal chloroplasts to express Plasmodium falciparum Circumsporozoite Protein and Pfs25 surface antigens in a vaccine aimed to induce protective antibody responses in mice and mosquitoes

Christian Athens

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADeveloping multiple model systems to elicit PANK2 rescue for PKAN patients

Maria Basith and Kim Diah

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A New Protein Target: Finding Optineurin’s Role in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Daysi Vargas, Sydni Cole, Shabana Yusufishaq

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACatalase overexpression rescues Friedreich’s Ataxia mouse models from oxidative stress and mitochondrial iron-loading

Daniella Brutman and Menzi Mhlanga

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADevelopment of a Pre-Hepatocytic Stage Live Attenuated Malaria Vaccine

Kristen Waltos

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Review article

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALies, Lies, Lies…in nature?

Jennifer Sojka

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAInvasive Flights of the Africanized Honeybees

Jeremy Boeing

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Tamarix Spread, Establishment, and Removal

Abby Brownell

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABiological Invasion of Lionfish in the Atlantic

Ryan Drake

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Stroke of Genius: Provoking Plasticity

Kristina Johnson

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Pathways from Psychosocial Stress to Risky Sexual Behavior Among Lowincome Inner City African American (AA) Women in Adolescence and Emerging

Alexus Edmonds

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Channeling epilepsy’s hyper-active potential

Victoria Egedus

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUncovering the Mysteries of Alpha-Synuclein Natural Truncation Variants

Natalie Kukulka

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The Intruding Ways of NF1, NF2, and Glioma Tumors

Sydni Cole, Daysi Vargas, Shabana Yusufishaq

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFirings of a Schizophrenic Mind: Faulty neurotransmission and genetics

Madhavi Senagolage and Peter Sullivan

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Primary Article

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Relationship Between Academic Major, Personality Type, and Stress In College Students

Amanda Allred, Megan Granger, Tyler Hogstrom

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The Effects of Simulated Competition on Foraging Behavior in Sciurus carolinensis

Luis Beltran and Jackie Meyer

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEffects of Risk Assessment and Energy Expenditure on the Foraging Patterns of Sciurus carolinensis

Jeremy Boeing, Michael Herriges, Galina Lipkin, Johnathan Vinkavich

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAColor preference in guppies

Ashley Reich and Emily Hampden-Smith

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe effect of group size on standing, walking, sleeping and foraging behaviours of black-winged stilts (Himantopus h. leucocephalus)

Natalie Kukulka

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Senior Thesis

Sydni Cole

The Effects of Part-Set Cuing in Object-Location and Order Memory 

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Susan Helford

Ecological Restoration of the Witchhazel/Seminary Ravine: Baseline Data and Future Plans

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Alexander Gilbert

The Varieties of Environmental Management: Identifying Sectoral Comparative Advantages in Addressing Environmental Valuation Failures

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Saajidha Rizvydeen

Identifying the Telomerase RNA of Aspergillus nidulans: the generation of a DNA construct and refinement of transformation procedures

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Paulius Kuprys

Identification of the First Telomerase RNA from the Filamentous Fungus Aspergillus oryzae and Related Organisms

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADaniella Brutman

The Alternative Splicing of ApoER2 in Alzheimer’s Disease 

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Madhavi Senegolage

Evaluation of α−Synuclein Degradation Pathways in a Budding Yeast Model

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Peter Sullivan

nNOS activity is decreased in the striatum of L-DOPA-treated Parkinson’s                 disease model

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