Left to Right: Katie Stolz, Aleah Bingham, Jacquelyn Bongard and Madelyn Stiehl

Left to Right: Katie Stolz, Aleah Bingham, Jacquelyn Bongard and Madelyn Stiehl

Four biology students were awarded the National Biology Honor society Beta Beta Beta Research Foundation Research Scholarships. The students submitted proposals for their senior research projects outlining their objectives and budgets. The students, their projects, and their research advisors are Aleah Bingham, “The changing of diet and the impact of cuticular hydrocarbons on a single colony of Formica obscurpies” (Dr. Moni Berg-Binder); Jacquelyn Bongard, “ The effects of Splenda on interleukin (IL)-2 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)- production by splenocytes from Mus musculus” (Dr. Jeanne Minnerath); Madelyn Stiehl, “ Using blood sex steroids to determine reproduction status of paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) in the Upper Mississippi River” (Dr. Joshua Lallaman); Katie Stolz, “The effects of in utero exposure to Atrazine on the methylation of the glucocorticoid receptor gene in the hippocampus of Mus musculus” (Dr. Debra Martin).

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