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Eukaryon

Eukaryon Volume 9

Eukaryon Volume 9

TABLE of CONTENTS

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.

ABOUT THE COVER ARTWORK

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.”

-HUGH WATANABE ’15

ISSN 1937-2604

About the Authors

 

Editor’s Corner

Year Nine: Harvesting the Fruits of Our Labor

Ashley Reich
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Accolades

Showcasing the Fruits of Our Labor

Ashley Reich
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Science News

Medicine Across Borders (Long distance medicine)

Alexandra Reeder
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Conference Roundup

Neuroscience in Chicago Gathers Undergraduate and Post-Docs Alike

Taylor Jones
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Our Courses and Professors

Bacteria: It’s a Love-Hate Relationship

Samantha Pinto
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Building Anatomical Foundations: Reflections on the Human Anatomy Course

Saajidha Rizvydeen
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Alumni in Focus

Lessons from our Alumni

Lani Leong
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Campus Outreach

Teaching the Next Generation

Emily Hampden-Smith and Ashley Reich
Department of Chemistry
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Abroad and In Our Backyards

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

Hilary Wind
Departments of Environmental Studies and Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Traveling Scientist

Emily Hampden-Smith
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Beyond the Classroom

Leicester, Devons, and Bantams…Oh My!

Alexus Urbanik
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Overcoming fears, slithering to new heights, and having a blast!

Nicole Vachter
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Quest in Dental Networking

Kyriaki Ades
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Creative Writing

A Mindful Vixen: Degradation Due to Methamphetamine

Heather Heitkotter
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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A World Of My Own

Kayla Huber
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Life of a Neuron: Fatal Habits

Michael Herriges
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Book/Film Review

Life in the Glass Case

Hannah Samberg
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Fruits of Empire: Exotic Produce and British Taste

Ryan Vlaar
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Innocence of Coelacanth through Evolution

Ayesha Khan
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Tapping into Ice Age Extinctions: the Megafauna is Us

Nichole Monhait
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Introduction to Field Biology

Sylwia Dakowicz
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Zoobiquity: bringing together human and animal medicine

Emily Hampden-Smith
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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A Story of Memory Never to be Forgotten

Victoria Egedus
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Remembering the Forgotten: A Look at Alzheimer’s disease

Kimberly Diah
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Re-thinking the wiring of our brain: A response to The Brain that Changes Itself

Ashley Reich
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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New Meaning to a “Mind of Its Own”

Victoria Egedus
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Why the Brain Fails: Using Ailments to Understand Normalcy

Sydni M. Cole
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Grant Proposal

The Role of Stimulatory Immunomodulator Adjuvants in Blood Stage MSP5 Plasmodium Faciparum Vaccines 

Alex Reeder
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The 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
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Developing multiple model systems to elicit PANK2 rescue for PKAN patients

Maria Basith and Kim Diah
Department of Neuroscience
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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A New Protein Target: Finding Optineurin’s Role in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Daysi Vargas, Sydni Cole, and Shabana Yusufishaq
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Catalase overexpression rescues Friedreich’s Ataxia mouse models from oxidative stress and mitochondrial iron-loading

Daniella Brutman and Menzi Mhlanga
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Development of a Pre-Hepatocytic Stage Live Attenuated Malaria Vaccine

Kristen Waltos
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Review Articles

Lies, Lies, Lies…in nature?

Jennifer Sojka
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Invasive Flights of the Africanized Honeybees

Jeremy Boeing
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Tamarix Spread, Establishment, and Removal

Abby Brownell
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Biological Invasion of Lionfish in the Atlantic

Ryan Drake
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Stroke of Genius: Provoking Plasticity

Kristina Johnson
Department of Neuroscience
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Pathways from Psychosocial Stress to Risky Sexual Behavior Among Lowincome Inner City African American (AA) Women in Adolescence and Emerging

Alexus Edmonds
Department of Neuroscience
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Channeling epilepsy’s hyper-active potential

Victoria Egedus
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Uncovering the Mysteries of Alpha-Synuclein Natural Truncation Variants

Natalie Kukulka
Department of Neuroscience
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Intruding Ways of NF1, NF2, and Glioma Tumors

Sydni Cole, Daysi Vargas, and Shabana Yusufishaq
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Firings of a Schizophrenic Mind: Faulty neurotransmission and genetics

Madhavi Senagolage and Peter Sullivan
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Primary Articles

The Relationship Between Academic Major, Personality Type, and Stress In College Students

Amanda Allred, Megan Granger, and Tyler Hogstrom
Department of Psychology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Effects of Simulated Competition on Foraging Behavior in Sciurus carolinensis

Luis Beltran and Jackie Meyer
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Effects of Risk Assessment and Energy Expenditure on the Foraging Patterns of Sciurus carolinensis

Jeremy Boeing, Michael Herriges, Galina Lipkin, and Johnathan Vinkavich
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Color preference in guppies

Ashley Reich and Emily Hampden-Smith
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The effect of group size on standing, walking, sleeping and foraging behaviours of black-winged stilts (Himantopus h. leucocephalus)

Natalie Kukulka
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Senior Thesis

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

Sydni Cole
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Ecological Restoration of the Witchhazel/Seminary Ravine: Baseline Data and Future Plans

Susan Helford
Department of Environmental Sciences
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Varieties of Environmental Management: Identifying Sectoral Comparative Advantages in Addressing Environmental Valuation Failures

Alexander Gilbert
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Identifying the Telomerase RNA of Aspergillus nidulans: the generation of a DNA construct and refinement of transformation procedures

Saajidha Rizvydeen
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Identification of the First Telomerase RNA from the Filamentous Fungus Aspergillus oryzae and Related Organisms

Paulius Kuprys
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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The Alternative Splicing of ApoER2 in Alzheimer’s Disease 

Daniella Brutman
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Evaluation of α−Synuclein Degradation Pathways in a Budding Yeast Model

Madhavi Senegolage
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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nNOS activity is decreased in the striatum of L-DOPA-treated Parkinson’s disease model

Peter Sullivan
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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