Maryam Al-Kaabi is working on quantitative
real-time PCR to characterize tumor conditioned
pericytes in Dr. Jiha Kim’s lab.
Twyla Gross, an accelerated BS/MS student,
is examining differences in RNA expression
between male and female leopard geckos
incubated at different temperatures using
RNAseq data in Dr. Matt Smith's lab.
Elena Linster loading protein gels in
Dr. Katie Reindl’s cancer cell biology lab.
Karlee Spartz is assisting on a
Chemical Ecology Project looking
at digital video capture of fish behavior,
assessing repeatability of behavioral
Emily Kotten has been working in Dr. Page Klug's lab, studying bird use of hemp fields (left) and seed preference (hemp, sunflower, millet) in brown-headed cowbirds and red-winged blackbirds.
Emily Kotten is working on a research project to assess bird activity in agricultural hemp fields. She is particularly interested in finding out of seed-eating birds show a preference for hemp seeds over other agricultural seed crops.
Madison Fuelner is assisting with a research project that is assessing the effectiveness of bioacoustics programs for monitoring amphibian populations.
Undergraduates Elizabeth Rono and Twyla Gross, from Dr. Matthew Smith's lab, are starting the second generation of a Leopard gecko project examining the potential effects of global climate change on a species with temperature-sex determination (TSD). The last juvenile of the first year of breeding hatched out August and Elizabeth presented the first year of egg data at the NDSU EXPLORE conference in April.