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2004 STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
(and faculty advisors)

Christopher W. Avery

Macomb , MI

“Historical Trace Metal Profile of a Lake Michigan Sediment Core” (Peaslee)

 

 

Thomas J. Barton

Saline, MI

“Development of a Novel Technique to Quantify Protein Mass via Ion Beam Analysis” (Peaslee)

 

 

Gregory M. Borst

Jenison, MI

“The Preparation of Polyether Substituted PPV’s for use in Light Emitting Electrochemical Cells” ( Sanford)

 

 

Abby L. Buchwalter

Hopewell, NY

"Expression of VACM-1 mutant in endotheliual cells induces angigenesis" (Burnatowska-Hledin)

 

 

Sara E. Burns

Naperville, IL

“The Use of Fluorescence Anisotropy to Determine DNA/Gata-1 Protein Binding Affinity” (Pikaart)

 

 

Victoria E. Carlson

Wilmette, IL

“Regulation of System xc- activity by Hydrogen Peroxide” (Chase)

 

 

R. Ross Coleman

Grand Rapids, MI

“Role of Chloride in Systine Transport by System xc-” (Chase)

 

 

Michael H. Cortez

Cadillac, MI

“High-Accuracy Harmonic Frequency Calculations of Polyatomic Molecules” (Polik)

 

 

Kyle A. Cox

Chelsea, MI

A Route to Poly(ethyleneoxide) Functionalized Poly(phenylenevinylenes) via the Mannich Reaction (Sanford)

 

 

Matthew M. Davis

Park Forest, IL

“The Preparation of Polyether Substituted PPV’s for use in Light Emitting Electrochemical Cells” ( Sanford)

 

 

John L. Davisson

New Castle, IN

“Synthesis of HDCO for Spectroscopic Studies” (Polik)

 

 

Margaret L. Donnelly

Monmouth College

“Lysozyme: Expression and Cysteine Mutation” (Krueger)

 

 

Heather A. Dopp

Jackson , MI

“Isolation of Air-Sensitive, Biologically-Active Compounds from the Seeds of Bocconia frutescens”, (Mungall - joint with Professor Murray in the Biology Department)

 

 

Nicholas R. Erdman

Saint Joseph, MI

“Characterization of Detector Spectral Response Using Secondary Standards” (Krueger)

 

 

Kathryn L. Ewing

Dearborn, MI

“The Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance: Instrument Stabilization and the Study of Tetraaminophthalo-cyanine Polymeric Thin Films” (Brown)

 

 

Andrew J. Galerneau

Holland, MI

“Expression and Isolation of Gata-1/GST Fusion Protein” (Pikaart)

 

 

Christopher J. Goltz

Midland, MI

“Optimization of Mode-locked Argon Ion Laser” (Krueger)

 

 

Stephanie N. Harrier

 

“Alignment of Nd:YAG and Dye Laser Systems” (Polik)

 

 

Jennifer D. Herdman

(Saint Mary’s College)

“Dispersed Fluorescence Spectroscopy of H 2CO” (Polik)

 

 

Layne C. Hillman

Attica, MI

“Interdisciplinary investigative case studies in science: Investigating links between climate change and plant growth” (Stewart)

 

 

Katie L. Hinkle

Mesick , MI

“Computational and Spectroscopic Evaluation of Fluorescent Tags for Structural Biology” (Krueger)

 

 

Natalie L. Hoogeveen

Orange City, IA

“Trace Metal Characterization of Lake Macatawa Sediments” (Peaslee)

 

 

Andrew J. Huisman

Zeeland , MI

“Development of a New Physical Chemistry Laboratory: Lysozyme - Eosin Binding” (Krueger and Peaslee)

 

 

Alyssa E. Johnson

Muskegon, MI

"Expression of VACM-1 mutant in endotheliual cells induces angigenesis" (Burnatowska-Hledin)

 

 

Alexis Johnson

Augsburg College

“The Preparation of Polyether Substituted PPV’s for use in Light Emitting Electrochemical Cells” ( Sanford)

 

 

Peter C. Kachur

 

“Preparation of Metal-free Tetraaminophthalocyanine” ( Sanford)

 

 

Brian D. Lajiness

Lawton, MI

“Construction of Pyrolysis Nozzle Source of Free Radicals” (Polik)

 

 

James P. Lajiness

Lawton, MI

“Assignment of Highly Excited Vibrational States of H2CO” (Polik)

 

 

Corissa L. Lamphear

Grand Rapids, MI

“Role of Chloride in Systine Transport by System xc- ” (Chase)

 

 

Samuel C. Lien

Midland, MI

“Cystine/Glutamate Transporter Expression And Two Electrode Voltage Clamp Analysis In Xenopus Laevis Oocytes” (Chase)

 

 

Donna J. Lubbers

Saint Mary’s College

Site-Directed Mutagenesis Using Asparagine-29, Leucine-33, and Leucine-37 on the Interaction between Gata-1 and DNA” (Pikaart)

 

 

Christopher Meeusen

Grand Haven, MI
“Evaluation of a Hybrid MD/QM Method for Simulating Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Phase Systems”(Krueger)

 

 

Heather M. Mentzer

Wichita , KS

“Aquatic Sorption and Resuspension of Sedimentary Phosphorus in Lake Macatawa” (Peaslee)

 

 

Jericho L. Moll

Anchorage , AK

"Measuring the Critical Micelle Concentration of a Novel Alkylated Dimethicone Copolyol" (Silver)

 

Brian H. Mott

Zeeland, MI

“In Vivo and In Vitro Studies of Lead Toxicity on Gata-1 Using Erythroleukemic Cells and Gel Shift Assays”(Pikaart)

 

 

Brian L. Murphy

Naperville , IL

 

 

 

April M. Newsome

Kentucky State Univ.

“Flow Injection Analysis and HPLC with Electrochemical Detection” (Brown)

 

 

Andrew Palmer

Plymouth , MI

“Synthesis of Benzocyclobutane Monomers of a Ladder Polymer” (Mungall)

 

 

Jill S. Pinter

Belleville, MI

“Cyclic Voltammetry and the Use of Ferrocene and Tetraaminophthalocyanine in the Detection of Glucose” (Brown)

 

 

Julie A. Pollock

Midland , MI

“Enantioselective Hydrolysis ofg - Hydroxynitriles via Biotransformations” (Taylor)

 

 

Michael L. Poublon

Hemlock, MI

“Configuration of a Cluster Computer for Quantum Chemistry Calculations” (Polik)

 

 

Matthew G. Pridgeon

Montgomery, MI

“Enantioselective Synthesis of Lactones via an Isolated Amidase Enzyme (Taylor, Hledin)

 

 

David H. Pridmore

 
 

 

 

Rosalinda Roa

Holland, MI

“The Synthesis of a Metal-free Tetraaminophthalocyanine-ferrocene dimer” ( Sanford)

 

 

Travis R. Ruch

Grand Rapids, MI

“Determining the Concentrations of Alkaloids in Endophyte Infected Grasses” (Brown)

 

 

Matthew J. Rycenga

Cadillac, MI

Enantioselective Hydrolysis of b- Hydroxynitriles Through Biotransformations” (Taylor)

 

 

Laurie A. Scharp

Lincoln , NE

“The Large Scale Preparation in an Autoclave of Alkylated Dimethicone Copolyols and the Measurement of their Cloud Points” (Silver)

 

 

Elijah T. Scheele

Muskegon, MI

“Construction of a 10-Node Cluster Computer” (Polik)

 

 

Richard J. Shildhouse

Niles, MI

“Development of a Rapid Antifungal Assay of Compounds Isolated from the Seeds of Pioneer Plants” (Mungall)

 

 

Justin M. Shorb

Scotts, MI

“Silicones: Molecular Dynamics Calculations of Structures in Solution and at Interfaces”(Krueger)

 

 

Rebekah B. Shyne

Muskegon , MI

Linking Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching: The New HHMI Initiative at Hope College" (Stewart)

 

 

Aaron F. Silver

Grandville , MI

“Establishing Methods for the Amount of Free Polyethoxylates and Unreacted Si-H in Alkylated Dimethicone Copolyols” (Silver).

 

 

Timothy R. Stowe

Holland , MI

“Lysozyme: Expression and Cysteine Mutation” (Krueger)

 

 

Sean M. Thurmer

Battle Creek, MI

“Determining the Concentrations of Alkaloids in Endophyte Infected Grasses” (Brown)

 

 

Darren B. Van Beek

Orland Park , IL

“Time-resolved Fluorescence Anisotropy Studies and Simulations of Probe Motion in Lysozyme” (Krueger)

 

 

Carl R. Van Faasen

Holland , MI

“Development of a Colorimetric Analysis Technique for Phosphorus in a HS Curriculum” (Peaslee)

 

 

Tyson R. Vonderfecht

Fishers, IN

“The Use of Fluorescence Anisotropy to Determine DNA/Gata-1 Protein Binding Affinity”(Pikaart)

 

 

David L. Weatherly

Shelby Township, MI

“The Preparation of Polyether Substituted PPV’s for use in Light Emitting Electrochemical Cells” ( Sanford)

 

 

Matthew C. Zwier

Portage , MI
“Evaluation of a Hybrid MD/QM Method for Simulating Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Phase Systems”(Krueger)