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Undergraduate Student Research Projects

Undergraduate Student Research Projects

Tyler Bates, 2012, Osteochondritis dissecans
– Recipient of the Idaho INBRE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2012
– Recipient of Boise State University Student Research Initiative Program, 2013

Kenneth Weekes, 2011-2014, The role of Hedgehog signaling in Tooth regeneration, Scale regeneration as a model for tooth regeneration in the zebrafish
– Recipient of the Sigma Xi Grant-In-aid-of-Research, 2012
– Recipient of Boise State University Student Research Initiative Program, 2013

Saige Harrington, 2012, Diabetes and Osteoarthritis

Travis Baker, 2012, Cartilage regeneration, Microgravity and mechanotransduction

Kelci Burgess, 2010, Oncostatin M in Osteoarthritis

Neda Shefa, 2009-2012, Chondrocyte model systems for regenerative medicine, Abdominal aortic aneurysms
– Posters on the Hill Presentation, 2011
– Master of Science in Biology program, 2012-present

Stephanie Frahs, 2009-2012, Mechanotransduction in bone cells; biomaterials; PTHrP signaling
– Recipient of the NASA Microgravity University Award, 2011
– Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research Award, 2011

Dawn Mikelonis, 2009-2010, Zebrafish as model system for eye development
– Recipient of the NASA Microgravity University Award
– Recipient of the Idaho INBRE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Jonathan Reeck, 2009-1010, Molecular biology analysis of Col11a1DVR transgenic mouse
– Recipient of Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research, 2011

Benjamin Davis, 2006-2011, LC-Mass spectrometry, Proteomics
– Recipient of INBRE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2009
– Recipient of the NASA Microgravity University Award, 2011

Luke Woodbury, 2006-2011, Histological characterization of the Col11a1deltaVR mouse model for osteoarthritis; Protein: carbohydrate interactions, protein purification, monomer-dimer equilibrium analysis by AUC, SEC-MALS
– Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentation, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
– AAAS Pacific Division poster presentation, 2007
– INBRE Biomedical Research Fellow, 2009

Jonathan Hendersen, 2006-2009, Atomic Force Microscopy
– Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentation  2007,2008, 2009
– INBRE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship 2008, 2009

Tamara Kelly, 2007-2008
– INBRE Summer Research Fellow, 2006
– Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentation , 2007
– Award recipient of the MSMRI research fellowship, 2007-2008

Amber Pedracini, 2007, Micro-CT analysis of bone density in mouse model of chondrodysplasia
– Award recipient of Pre-med student research summer fellowship
– Contributing author on peer-reviewed manuscript

Chelsea Sonius, 2007
– INBRE Summer Research Fellow

Erik Linn, 2006-2007, Targeted deletion of Col11a1 variable region (VR); a model for osteoarthritis, Boise State University
– Award recipient of the MSMRI research fellowship, 2006-2007
– Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentation, 2007

Kaci Bloxam, 2006-2007, Atomic Force Microscopy characterization of early intermediates in collagen fibrillogenesis, Contributing author on peer reviewed published manuscript

Jeremiah Maschmann, 2006-2007, Genomic analysis of the collagen gene family in zebrafish
– Undergraduate Research symposium Presentation, 2006
– Graduated from Washington State University, 2011

Rohn McCune, 2004-2005, Protein purification and refolding, Boise State University
– BRIN Summer Research Fellow, 2004
– Recipient of First Place in BRIN Undergraduate Student Poster Competition
– Award recipient of NASA Idaho Space Consortium Undergraduate Team Research Grant, 2005
– Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentation, 2005

Desiree Hansen, 2005, Analysis of the microenvironment of chondrosarcoma cells, Boise State University
– Award recipient of NASA Idaho Space Consortium Undergraduate Team Research Grant, 2005
– Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentation, 2005

Arzhang Fallahi, 2003-2004 Homology modeling of the amino propeptide domain of collagen XI alpha 1 chain, Boise state University and Albertson College of Idaho
– First author on Protein Science paper

Becky Kroll, 2002-2004, Surface plasmon resonance measurements of molecular interactions, Boise State University

Joeli Adriany, 2003-2004, Post-translational modifications of collagen type XI in the vitreous of the eye, Boise State University
– Top Ten Scholar, 2004, Boise State University

Katey Irwin, 2002-2005, Molecular modeling of the amino propeptide of collagen XI alpha 1 chain, Proteomics, Boise State University
– BRIN Summer Research Fellow, 2002 and 2003
– Poster presentation at NCUR Meeting, 2003, Salt Lake City
– McNair Scholar, 2004-2005
– Award recipient of NASA Idaho Space Consortium Undergraduate Team Research Grant, 2005
– Graduate School, 2005-2011

Pernilla Stridh-Igo, 2001, 2004 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Proteomics, Boise State University.
– Top Ten Scholar, 2004

Holli Shultz, 2002-2003, Endochondral ossification; Recombinant expression of collagen XI isoforms, Boise State University
– Poster presentation at NCUR Meeting, 2003, Salt Lake City
– Pre-med Research Fellow, 2002, Boise State University

Theresa Jenkins, 2001-2002, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Boise State University

Kristy Trent, 2001-2002, The Biochemistry of vitreous humor liquefaction with aging, Boise State University.

Jenifer Barry, 2001, Chondrocyte cell culture and protein expression, Boise State University.
– Pre-Med Research Fellow, 2001
– Top Ten Scholar, 2001, Boise State University

Stephen Edwards, 2001, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Boise State University.

Brian Spangler, 1999, Cartilage regeneration in culture and recapitulation of chondrocyte phenotype. Summer student, Oregon State University.

Kristen Jones, 1999, Optimization of culture conditions for bacterial expression of recombinant a1(XI) collagen amino terminal domain isoforms. Summer student, Concordia University.

Stephanie Kristovich, 1999 and 2000, Affinity, chelation and ion exchange chromatography for purification of vitreous-specific isoforms of a1(XI) collagen; potential involvement in high myopia and retinal detachment.  Summer student, Linfield College.

Lauri (Wood) Hausafus, 1991-92,  Cloning and expression of isoforms of collagen type XI.  Summer student, University of Oregon.

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