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Submissions from 2022

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(Paper) The Effects of Climate Change on the Transmission of Lyme Disease, Schuyler Hedican, Katherine Kistler, and Iveth Martinez Granados

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(Thesis) Effect of Endurance Exercise Training and High-Fat Diet on Muscle Fiber Type and Aerobic Performance in Tibialis anterior of Mice, Sara Kelly

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(Poster) Cushion Sea Stars (Oreaster reticulatus) have the Ability to Respond to Disturbance, Peyton Kopel and Thomas Ellis

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(Paper) NSAIDs and Their Interactions with Bacterial Growth, Matthew Majeski, Nikolas Erickson, and Rilee Schmidt

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(Thesis) Rethinking Public Health Risk Mitigation Strategies: Recognizing the Biosocial Nature of COVID-19, Grace Savard

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(Poster) Structural Preference of Banded (Ophiolepis apressa) and Reticulated (Ophionereis reticulata) Brittle Stars, Sophie Stoffers and Jillian Neudahl

Submissions from 2021

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(Paper) Rub Some Dirt on It: How the Soil Microbiome Can Restore Plants, Holden Baker and Monica Monson

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(Poster) SEAM Virtual Mentor Experience: Exploring Gender Affirming Surgical Procedures, Malia Carriker

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(Paper) Feeding 10 Billion: Cultured Meat as a Sustainable Protein Source for a Growing Population, Elisabeth Dalki and Adelle DeSutter

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(Paper) Intermittent Fasting: The Solution to Overeating and Food Conservation, Ethan Dekam and James Berg

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(Poster) Effect of Spile Height On Maple Sap Sugar Concentration, Jack Grabinski

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(Poster) The Application of Biofortification as an Effective Method of Reducing Global Malnutrition, Bailey Illg and Jacob Scherber

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(Paper) Increased Nutrient Content through the Use of Transgenic Crops: A Way to Improve Nutrition for All, Kobs Margaret and Schabacker Jordan

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(Poster) Fisher (Martes pennanti) Research Proposal, Emily Olson and Jessica Torrison

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(Poster) Evaluation of Online Lab Platforms Against Best Practices for an Undergraduate Neurobiology Course, Maria Wallace

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(Paper) Appetite-Regulating Hormones as a Tool for Combating Obesity and Feeding 10 Billion, Hunter Weiss and Madison Weiss

Submissions from 2020

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(Presentation) A Comparison of Plant Height Around the Invasive Australian Pine (Casuarina Equisetifolia) and Endemic Trees on San Salvador Island, Bahamas, Rachel Chandler and Bauer Stetzenbach

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(Paper) Salt Excretion Rates in the Galápagos Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus): Is there a Relationship between Body Size and Salt Excretion Rate?, Andrew Haldeman and Schuyler Hedican

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(Paper) Kombucha’s Effect on the Composition of the Human Gut Microbiota, its Connection to Disease, and its Application to Treating an Enteric Strain of Salmonella., John Hicke and Emily Nelson

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(Presentation) Marathon Mice, Joshua Juaire and Sydney Sherek

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(Poster) Maple Syrup and Spile Design: Will More Holes in the Spile Yield More Sap?, Brigid Mark

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(Poster) The Impact of Coral Reef Acidification on the Medical Development of Cancer Treatments, Connor Mullen, Kylie Rosenquist, and Cynthia Stewart

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(Paper) The Feeding Patterns of Sally Lightfoot Crabs in Comparison with the Tides in the Galápagos Islands., Emily Olson and Alexandra Radotich

Submissions from 2019

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(Poster) Anaylzing Genetic Diversity of Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) in the St. John's Abbey Arboretum, Sophia Buysse

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(Paper) Athletes' Funk: A Study of Bacterial Communities at Saint John's University Athletic Facilities, Joe Chitwood and Thomas Meland

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(Poster) Variation in Aggressive Behavior in Sally Lightfoot Crabs (Grapsus grapsus) Relative to Age Class, Tyler Hartigan, Benjamin Hartmann, Frances Weyrauch, Alison Stiller, Taylor Schreiner, and Meegan Frank

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(Presentation) Synthesis and Modification of Phenol-Containing Catalysts for Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters, Usama Hassan

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(Poster) Analysis of Cross Complementation of Archaeal Bax1 Protein in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Kelly Holmin

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(Performance) The Incurable, Madeline Kinney

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(Poster) Plant Genome Editing Using CRISPR/Cas9: Investigating the Role of TEN1 in the Maintenance and Protection of Telomeres in Arabidopsis thaliana, Michael McGill

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(Paper) Basking Habits of Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta), Ellen Munshower

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(Poster) Landfill Distribution Across the United States, Ellen Munshower

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(Thesis) Investigating the Therapeutic Potential of Targeting LRRC15 in Endometrial Cancer, Christopher Pathoulas

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(Thesis) Quantification of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound, Joseph Pathoulas

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(Thesis) Investigating TRAIL Sensitivity in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer, Nicholas Pathoulas

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(Poster) The Potential of Apple Peel Microorganisms to Break Down Fatty Acids, Samantha Patricio and Kristine Vang

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(Poster) Bacillus cereus & Bacillus pumilus Harvested From Copper Roof Inhibit Growth of Other Organisms, Alison Stiller, Elizabeth Hoppe, Madison Frerk, Anthony Lucca, and Thomas Bell

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(Poster) Characterizing The Crawling Mechanism of Larval Drosophila Melanogaster, Michael Thompson

Submissions from 2018

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(Presentation) Mayo Innovation Scholars Program, Morgan Craig, Donovan Inniss, Matthew Miller, and Kristina Rudin

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(Presentation) Una solución para la continuidad de cuidado médico para los latinos e hispanos, Alexandria Daggett

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(Presentation) Sugar Concentration in the tree sap of five species of Minnesota trees, Mark Ellman and Michael Ellman

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(Presentation) Calcium concentration in tree sap of five species of Minnesota trees as an indicator of sugar sand, Michael Ellman and Mark Ellman

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(Presentation) Behavioral Response of Amano Shrimp with a Predatory Stimulus, Paul Flanagan and Mitchell Muske

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(Presentation) Analysis of potential archaeal NER endonuclease homologs using Saccharomyces cervisiae, Toni R. Gohman

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(Presentation) Fast plants and gene x environment interactions for the Biology 202 laboratory, Toni R. Gohman

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(Presentation) Effects of Green LED Light on Lentinula edodes Respiration and Biomass, Jacob Hauger

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(Presentation) The Political Personality of President Donald Trump in Office, Meghan Keaveny, Jamie L. McCarthy, Thomas Baker, Emily Berg, Erin Titus, and Cassidy Smith

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(Presentation) Lava Heron Fishing Success: The Impact of Water Depth, Ellen Munshower and Brianna Westendorf

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(Presentation) Heart Rate Variability and Empathy, Suntina Spehar, Elizabeth Walter, Andrea Molus, and Katarina Sulzle

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(Presentation) The effects of low dissolved oxygen concentrations on diving behavior and lactate accumulation in Lithobates pipiens, Benjamin R. Thompson and Tristen M. Zimmerman

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(Presentation) Individual variation in physiological training load during a division III soccer season, Tristen Zimmerman

Submissions from 2017

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(Thesis) Hibernator and non-hibernator responses to acute changes in water intake, Sydni S. Andruskiewicz

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(Poster) The relationship between barometric pressure and maple sap flow, Katherine Banovetz

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(Thesis) Body Composition, Bone Mineral Density and Visceral Adipose Tissue in NCAA Division I Collegiate Female Equestrian Athletes, Olivia Dengel, Christiana J. Raymond, Jonathan M. Oliver, Tyler A. Bosch, and Donald R. Dengel

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(Poster) Sugar Concentration in Frozen Sap, Jacob Hauger and Ellen Munshower

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(Thesis) The relationship between sex and territorial behavior in the San Cristóbal lava lizard (Microlophus bivittatus), Meghan N. Koenig

(Presentation) How are new technologies being used to study children’s heart disease?, Riley J. Leonard

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(Thesis) Escherichia coli as a Water Quality Indicator Organism: A Case for Responsive, Science-Based Policy, Sarah M. McLarnan

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(Poster) Denaturation of DNA-labeled Molecular Beacons with Fluorophores and Quenchers, A Project-based Biochemistry Laboratory Promoting the Understanding and Uses of Fluorescence Spectroscopy in the Study of Biomolecular Structures and Interactions, Wendy Osei-Bonsu

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(Poster) Environmental effects on algal biodiversity and biomass on intertidal rocky shores in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, John Schmelzer and Alec Schwartz

Submissions from 2016

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(Presentation) Damselfish and their Effect on the Biodiversity of Algal Species: A Continuation of Research in the Galápagos Islands, Ian DeVaan, Brian Koch, Paige Goodman, and Claire Madden

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(Thesis) Adaptive Evolution in Escherichia coli via Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms, Samuel E. Hager

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(Presentation) Cardiac Tissue Engineering: Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Repair Damaged Cardiac Tissue, Megan Lenz

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(Poster) Concussions, Why They Go Unreported, Drake Matuska

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(Thesis) Factors Affecting Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) Nestling Resting Metabolic Rate, Brooke M. Piepenburg

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(Thesis) An Analysis of Bacterial Contamination of Chicken Eggs and Antimicrobial Resistance, Holly Spitzer

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(Thesis) Effect of bisphenol-A on neurodevelopment in Drosophila melanogaster larvae, Alexandra M. Streifel

Submissions from 2015

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(Presentation) HLHS is caused by the up regulation of HIF1α due to hypoxia caused by a polymorphism in eNOS, Tyler J. Bruinsma, Kevin T. Curwick, Leah Ellman, Jared M. Grootwassink, and Thomas M. O'Toole

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(Poster) Investigation of the Effects of Water Stress on Vigna radiata and Brassica rapus, Haley Chatelaine and Mariah Valiant

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(Thesis) The Induced Heart Rate Response to Fish Kairomones in Daphnia pulex, Michael J. Culshaw-Maurer

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(Poster) Optogenetic manipulation of Drosophila larval motor circuits, Nicholas M. Devetter

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(Poster) Compensatory review addressing acute ischemic strokes and Bell's palsy, Patrick R. Godfrey

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(Poster) Analysis of sediment reveals an ecological "regime change" in Lake Hilary, Toni R. Gohman and Emily K. Kiolbasa

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(Thesis) Urea Concentration and Hsp70 Expression in the Kidney of Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrels during Diuresis and Antidiuresis, Ryan M. O'Gara

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(Presentation) Galápagos sea lion behavior differences in relation to human exposure, Connor M. Piechota, Kevin R. Watson, and Ryan J. Fuxa

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(Presentation) Use of decongestants may disrupt cell signaling pathways that control Tbx gene expression, leading to hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Melissa L. Quintanilla, Eric D. Boysen, Amy R. Knutson, Kyle J. Pundsack, and Benjamin T. (Ben) Kor

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(Poster) Preliminary research on the effects of freezing on sugar concentrations of artificial sap, Elise V. Reid and Katee A. Meckeler

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(Presentation) An Analysis of Bacterial Contamination of Chicken Eggs and Antimicrobial Resistance, Holly Spitzer

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(Thesis) Comparison of Bacterial Flora in Fish Mucus and Lake Water, Robert W. Thomas

Submissions from 2014

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(Poster) Effect of Australian pine (Casuarina equisetifolia) canopy density on the understory plant community on San Salvador, Bahamas, Jeffry Anderson and Anna Baumgartner

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(Thesis) Occurrence of Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Aquatic Environments in Central Minnesota, Megan Bollin

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(Poster) Development of a system for analysis of muscle contraction pattern during Drosophila melanogaster crawling behavior, Mary Catherine Decker

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(Thesis) Fatigue Resistibility and Stimulus Strength Using Intraspinal Microstimulation vs. Intramuscular Stimulation in a Rat Model: Case Study, John Dube

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(Presentation) Vegetation and climate history of the St. John’s Abbey Arboretum (Collegeville, Minnesota) based upon lacustrine fossil pollen, Emily Kiolbasa

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(Presentation) Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status and anaerobic performance in female collegiate basketball players, Anna Krieger

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(Poster) Sink or ecological trap for tree swallows in Central Minnesota?, James T. Pathoulas and Nicole E. Noyes

Submissions from 2013

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(Thesis) The control of crawling movement by interneuron circuits of the Drosophila larva, Mary Sweet

Submissions from 2012

(Thesis) Characterizing a homolog of FEN-1 in Methanosarcina acetivorans: an investigation into the evolution of the DNA repair pathways of archaea, Andrew L. Bailey

Submissions from 1998

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(Article) Ethical Issues and Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Kate J. Graham, Jill Holbrook, Eva Hooker, Henry V. Jakubowski, John B. Klassen OSB, Amy Ross, and Michael Ross